Ireland’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was at 4.8 percent in June of 2022, rising from the 2-year low of 4.7 percent in the prior month but well below the 6.3 percent from the corresponding month of the previous year, as the Irish labor market recovered from the pandemic. The number of unemployed rose by 5.3 percent from the prior month to 134.9 thousand persons. At the same time, the youth unemployment rate, measuring jobseekers aged 14-24, rose to 5.4 percent from the record-low of 4.9 percent touched last month. source: Central Statistics Office Ireland

Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.37 percent from 1983 until 2022, 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 2022.

Unemployment Rate in Ireland is expected to be 5.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Ireland Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 5.30 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Ireland Unemployment Rate



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-06-01 10:00 AM May 4.7% 4.8% 4.7%
2022-07-06 10:00 AM Jun 4.8% 4.7% 4.7%
2022-08-09 10:00 AM Jul


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 4.80 4.70 percent Jun 2022
Unemployed Persons 127.90 127.40 Thousand Mar 2022
Employed Persons 2532.20 2483.50 Thousand Mar 2022
Unemployment Change -5101.00 -1992.00 Persons May 2022
Full Time Employment 1997.10 1955.80 Thousand Mar 2022
Part Time Employment 532.30 550.40 Thousand Mar 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.20 64.90 percent Mar 2022
Youth Unemployment Rate 5.40 4.90 percent Jun 2022
Wages in Manufacturing 1017.28 978.58 EUR/Week Mar 2022
Initial Jobless Claims 50660.00 54372.00 Persons May 2022
Employment Rate 72.80 73.00 percent Mar 2022
Average Weekly Hours 32.20 33.00 Mar 2022
Average Hourly Earnings 27.33 26.22 EUR Mar 2022
Wages 880.37 864.51 EUR/Week Mar 2022
Wage Growth 2.30 2.00 percent Mar 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.80 4.70 17.30 3.90 1983 - 2022 percent Monthly
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News Stream
Irish Jobless Rate Marginally Rises
Ireland’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was at 4.8 percent in June of 2022, rising from the 2-year low of 4.7 percent in the prior month but well below the 6.3 percent from the corresponding month of the previous year, as the Irish labor market recovered from the pandemic. The number of unemployed rose by 5.3 percent from the prior month to 134.9 thousand persons. At the same time, the youth unemployment rate, measuring jobseekers aged 14-24, rose to 5.4 percent from the record-low of 4.9 percent touched last month.
2022-07-06
Irish Jobless Rate at 2-Year Low
Ireland’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was at 4.7 percent in May of 2022, the lowest since April of 2020, easing from 4.8 percent in the prior month and well below the 6.9 percent in the corresponding month of the previous year, as the Irish labor market continued to recover from the pandemic. The number of unemployed fell by 1.8 percent from the prior month to 127.5 thousand persons. At the same time, the youth unemployment rate, measuring jobseekers aged 14-24, fell to 4.9 percent from 5.6 percent in the previous month, the lowest on record.
2022-06-01
Irish Jobless Rate at 4.8%
Ireland’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was at 4.8 percent in April of 2022, easing from the downwardly revised 5.1 percent rate in the prior month and well below the 7.5 percent from the corresponding month of the previous year, as the Irish labor market continued to recover from the pandemic. The number of unemployed fell by 4.6 percent to 129.5 thousand. At the same time, the youth unemployment rate measuring jobseekers aged 15-24, fell to 5.6 percent in April from a downwardly revised 7.2 percent in the previous month.
2022-05-05