Ireland’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 4.3 percent in August of 2022, deteriorating from the 4.2 percent rate in the previous month. The reading compares to the 5.5 percent rate from August of 2021, as the Irish labor market recovered from the pandemic and improved from the 5 percent from the corresponding period of 2019. The number of unemployed rose by 2,900 individuals to 117,200. At the same time, the youth unemployment rate, measuring jobseekers aged 14-24, rose to 11.6 percent from an upwardly revised 11.1 percent in the previous month. source: Central Statistics Office Ireland

Unemployment Rate in Ireland averaged 10.33 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 October of 2022.

Unemployment Rate in Ireland is expected to be 5.30 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
2022-08-04 10:00 AM Jul 4.2% 4.3% 5%
2022-08-31 10:00 AM Aug 4.3% 4.2% 4.5%
2022-10-05 10:00 AM Sep 4.3% 4.4%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 4.30 4.20 percent Aug 2022
Unemployed Persons 119.90 127.90 Thousand Jun 2022
Employed Persons 2552.60 2532.20 Thousand Jun 2022
Unemployment Change 425.00 9881.00 Persons Aug 2022
Full Time Employment 2013.00 1997.10 Thousand Jun 2022
Part Time Employment 545.50 532.30 Thousand Jun 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.30 65.20 percent Jun 2022
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.90 10.80 percent Jul 2022
Wages in Manufacturing 977.12 1017.28 EUR/Week Jun 2022
Initial Jobless Claims 58105.00 60180.00 Persons Aug 2022
Wages 871.62 880.37 EUR/Week Jun 2022
Wage Growth 2.40 2.30 percent Jun 2022
Employment Rate 73.50 72.80 percent Jun 2022
Average Weekly Hours 32.60 32.20 Jun 2022
Average Hourly Earnings 26.78 27.33 EUR Jun 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
4.30 4.20 17.30 3.90 1983 - 2022 percent Monthly
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News Stream
Irish Unemployment Rate Edges Higher in August
Ireland’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 4.3 percent in August of 2022, deteriorating from the 4.2 percent rate in the previous month. The reading compares to the 5.5 percent rate from August of 2021, as the Irish labor market recovered from the pandemic and improved from the 5 percent from the corresponding period of 2019. The number of unemployed rose by 2,900 individuals to 117,200. At the same time, the youth unemployment rate, measuring jobseekers aged 14-24, rose to 11.6 percent from an upwardly revised 11.1 percent in the previous month.
2022-08-31
Irish Unemployment Edges Lower in July
Ireland’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent in July of 2022, improving from the downwardly revised 4.3 percent in the previous month and equaling the 21-year low touched on May. The reading compares to 5.8 percent in July of 2021, as the Irish labor market recovered from the pandemic. The number of unemployed dropped by 900 individuals to 113 thousand. At the same time, the youth unemployment rate, measuring jobseekers aged 14-24, rose to 10.9 percent from the upwardly revised of 10.8 percent in June.
2022-08-04
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