Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.8 percent in January of 2021, the same as in the previous month and it remained the lowest jobless rate since last June. The number of unemployed people fell by 1,300 from a month earlier to 142.2 thousand. 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 25 percent. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers aged 15-24 years, went up to 15.7 percent from 15.5 percent in December, which was the lowest since May. source: Central Statistics Office Ireland

Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.53 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 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 February of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Ireland is expected to be 7.90 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 7.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ireland Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 6.60 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Ireland Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.80 5.80 17.30 3.90 1983 - 2021 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-04 11:00 AM Oct 7.3% 7.3% 5.7%
2020-12-02 11:00 AM Nov 7.5% 7.2%
2021-01-06 11:00 AM Dec 7.2% 7.3% 7.7%
2021-02-03 11:00 AM Jan 5.8% 5.8% 7.4%
2021-03-03 11:00 AM Feb 5.8% 5.9%
2021-04-09 10:00 AM Mar
2021-05-07 10:00 AM Apr
2021-06-03 10:00 AM May


News Stream
Ireland Jobless Rate Unchanged at 7-Month Low
Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.8 percent in January of 2021, the same as in the previous month and it remained the lowest jobless rate since last June. The number of unemployed people fell by 1,300 from a month earlier to 142.2 thousand. 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 25 percent. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers aged 15-24 years, went up to 15.7 percent from 15.5 percent in December, which was the lowest since May.
2021-02-03
Irish Jobless Rate Falls to 7.2% in December
Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.2 percent in December of 2020 from a downwardly revised 7.3 percent in the previous month. The number of unemployed people fell by 3,900 from a month earlier to 179.4 thousand. 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 20.4 percent. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers aged 15-24 years, dropped to 19.4 percent from 20.4 percent in November, which was the highest since April of 2015.
2021-01-06
Irish Jobless Rate at 34-Month High of 7.5%
Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 7.5 percent in November of 2020 from a downwardly revised 7.2 percent in the previous month. It was the highest jobless rate since January 2017, as the number of unemployed rose by 6,900 from the previous month to 186.9 thousand. 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 21 percent. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers aged 15-24 years, rose to 20.2 percent in November 2020 from 19.2 in the previous month, the highest since April of 2015.
2020-12-02
Ireland Jobless Rate Unchanged at Over 3-1/2-Year High
Ireland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 7.3 percent in October 2020, the same as in the previous month and it remained the highest jobless rate since February 2017. The number of unemployed edged up by 100 from the previous month to 180,500. 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 20.2 percent. Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers aged 15-24 years, fell to 19 percent from 19.8 in September, which was the highest since November of 2015.
2020-11-04

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.