Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged down to 7.6 percent in June 2021, from 7.8 percent in the previous month. The number of unemployed declined by 4,000 to 170,100. The alternative COVID-19 adjusted unemployment rate, which includes persons in receipt of the COVID-19 Pandemic unemployment Payment and considered as the upper bound for the true rate of unemployment, was 18.3 percent. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers aged 15-24 years, fell to 16.7 percent from 17.3 in May. source: Central Statistics Office Ireland

Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.50 percent from 1983 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 17.30 percent in December of 1985 and a record low of 3.90 percent in October of 2000. This page provides the latest reported value for - Ireland Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Ireland Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Ireland is expected to be 7.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Ireland to stand at 7.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ireland Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 6.60 percent in 2022 and 5.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Ireland Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.60 7.80 17.30 3.90 1983 - 2021 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-03-31 10:00 AM Mar 5.8% 5.8% 6%
2021-05-06 10:00 AM Apr 5.8% 5.8% 5.7%
2021-06-23 10:00 AM May 7.8% 7.9% 5.9%
2021-06-30 10:00 AM Jun 7.6% 7.8% 7.7%
2021-08-05 10:00 AM Jul 7.6% 7.6%
2021-09-09 10:00 AM Aug
2021-09-29 10:00 AM Sep
2021-11-04 11:00 AM Oct


News Stream
Irish Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6% in June
Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged down to 7.6 percent in June 2021, from 7.8 percent in the previous month. The number of unemployed declined by 4,000 to 170,100. The alternative COVID-19 adjusted unemployment rate, which includes persons in receipt of the COVID-19 Pandemic unemployment Payment and considered as the upper bound for the true rate of unemployment, was 18.3 percent. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers aged 15-24 years, fell to 16.7 percent from 17.3 in May.
2021-06-30
Ireland Jobless Rate Inches Lower in May
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Ireland inched down to 7.8 percent in May of 2021, from an upwardly revised 7.9 percent in the prior month. The latest reading pointed to the second highest jobless rate in the country since September of 2016. The number of unemployed people fell by 6,600 from a month earlier to 174.7 thousand. The alternative COVID-19 adjusted unemployment rate, which includes persons on COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment and considered as the upper bound for the true rate of unemployment, retreated to 21.9 percent from 24.8 percent in April and from 29.8 percent in May of 2020. Meanwhile, the youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers aged 15-24 years, stood at 18.1 percent, unchanged from the previous month and remained the highest since September of 2020.
2021-06-23
Irish Jobless Rate Holds Steady at 5.8%
Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.8 percent in April of 2021, the same as in the previous month. The number of unemployed people fell by 2,300 from a month earlier to 134.7 thousand. The alternative COVID-19 adjusted unemployment rate, which includes persons on COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment and considered as the upper bound for the true rate of unemployment, fell to 22.4 percent from 23.8 percent in March and from 20.5 percent in April of 2020. Meantime, youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers aged 15-24 years, rose to 15.9 percent from 14.8 percent, the highest since November.
2021-05-06
Irish Jobless Rate Unchanged at 5.8% in March
Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.8 percent in March of 2021, the same as in each of the previous three months and remaining the lowest since June 2020. The number of unemployed people fell by 2,100 from a month earlier to 137.1 thousand. The alternative COVID-19 adjusted unemployment rate, which includes persons on COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment and considered as the upper bound for the true rate of unemployment, edged down to 24.2 percent from 24.8 percent in February. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers aged 15-24 years, stood at 14.9 percent.
2021-03-31

Ireland Unemployment Rate
In Ireland, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.