Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 6.4 percent in August of 2021 from 6.5 percent in the previous month, the lowest since December. The COVID-19 Adjusted Measure of Unemployment could indicate a rate as high as 12.4 percent if all claimants of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment were classified as unemployed. This alternative measure is down from 13.5 percent in July 2021 and down from 17.1 percent in August 2020. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers aged 15-24 years, fell to 16.9 percent from 17.2 percent in July. source: Central Statistics Office Ireland

Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.47 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 September of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Ireland is expected to be 6.40 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 6.20 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
6.40 6.50 17.30 3.90 1983 - 2021 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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%
2021-08-09 10:00 AM Jul 6.5% 6.7% 7.6%
2021-09-01 10:00 AM Aug 6.4% 6.5% 6.5%
2021-09-29 10:00 AM Sep 6.4% 6.4%
2021-11-04 11:00 AM Oct
2021-12-01 11:00 AM Nov


News Stream
Irish Jobless Rate Drops Further to 8-Month Low
Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 6.4 percent in August of 2021 from 6.5 percent in the previous month, the lowest since December. The COVID-19 Adjusted Measure of Unemployment could indicate a rate as high as 12.4 percent if all claimants of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment were classified as unemployed. This alternative measure is down from 13.5 percent in July 2021 and down from 17.1 percent in August 2020. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers aged 15-24 years, fell to 16.9 percent from 17.2 percent in July.
2021-09-01
Irish Jobless Rate Falls to 7-Month Low
Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate went down to 6.5 percent in July of 2021 from a downwardly revised 6.7 percent in the previous month, the lowest since December last year. The COVID-19 Adjusted Measure of Unemployment could indicate a rate as high as 13.5 percent if all claimants of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment were classified as unemployed, the lowest level since the pandemic began. This alternative measure is down from the revised rate of 16.2 percent in June 2021 and down from 19.1 percent in July 2020. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers aged 15-24 years, fell to 17.3 percent from 18.4 in June.
2021-08-09
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

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.