Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged down to 5.2 percent in August 2019 from a revised 5.3 percent in the previous month and compared with 5.5 percent in the corresponding month of the previous year. The number of unemployed decreased by 1,800 from the prior month to 126,000. Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.73 percent from 1983 until 2019, 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.
Unemployment Rate in Ireland is expected to be 5.10 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 4.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ireland Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 5.60 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.