Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate eased to 5.3 percent in June 2020, remaining close to May's one-and-a-half-year high of 5.6 percent as the coronavirus crisis continued to have a significant impact on the labour market. 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 22.5 percent.

Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.60 percent from 1983 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 17.30 percent in December of 1985 and a record low of 3.90 percent in November 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 2020. source: Central Statistics Office Ireland

Unemployment Rate in Ireland is expected to be 7.50 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 7.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ireland Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 6.80 percent in 2021 and 6.20 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Ireland Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.30 5.60 17.30 3.90 1983 - 2020 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-04-09 10:00 AM Mar 5.4% 4.8%
2020-05-08 10:00 AM Apr 5.4% 5.3% 12%
2020-06-03 10:00 AM May 5.6% 5.4% 5.9%
2020-06-30 10:00 AM Jun 5.3% 5.6% 6%
2020-08-05 10:00 AM Jul 5.3%
2020-09-01 10:00 AM Aug
2020-09-29 10:00 AM Sep 7.5%
2020-11-03 11:00 AM Oct


News Stream
Irish Jobless Rate at 5.3% in June, COVID-19 Adjusted Rate at 22.5%
Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate eased to 5.3 percent in June 2020, remaining close to May's one-and-a-half-year high of 5.6 percent as the coronavirus crisis continued to have a significant impact on the labour market. 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 22.5 percent.
2020-06-30
Irish Jobless Rate Highest in 1-1/2 Years, COVID-19 Adjusted Rate at 26.1%
Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged up to 5.6 percent in May 2020, the highest since November 2018, as the coronavirus crisis continued to have a significant impact on the labour market. The number of unemployed increased by 5,400 to 139,200. Meanwhile, 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, eased to 26.1 percent from April's all-time high of 28.2 percent.
2020-06-03
Irish Jobless Rate at 5.4%, COVID-19 Adjusted Rate Hits 28.2%
Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged up to 5.4 percent in April 2020, the highest since December 2018, as the coronavirus crisis continued to have a significant impact on the labour market. The number of unemployed increased by 2,000 to 132,900. In addition, 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, hit an all-time high of 28.2 percent.
2020-05-08
Irish Jobless Rate Climbs in March on Covid-19 Crisis
Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 5.4 percent in March 2020 from 4.8 percent in the previous month, as the coronavirus crisis has had a significant impact on the labour market. The number of unemployed increased by 17,000 to 136,600. In addition, a new COVID-19 Adjusted Measure of Unemployment could indicate a rate as high as 16.5 percent if all claimants of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment were classified as unemployed.
2020-04-09

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.