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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Ireland

Ireland Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 5.8 % Apr/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 15.7 % Jan/21
Employed Persons 2298 Thousand Person | 2.298 Million Person 4Q/20
Employment Change  0.3 % 4Q/20
Employment Rate  67.8 % 4Q/20
Full Time Employment 1868 Thousand Person 4Q/20
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.4 % 3Q/20
Part Time Employment 438 Thousand Persons 4Q/20
Unemployed Persons 139 Thousand Persons | 0.139 Million Persons 4Q/20
Unemployment Change -3606 Persons | -3.606 K Persons Mar/21


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Ireland - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Ireland?

  • Unemployment Rate in Ireland remained unchanged at 5.8 % in April 2021. The maximum rate was 17.3 % and minimum was 3.9 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Central Statistics Office.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
5.8 Apr/21 06.05.2021
5.8 Mar/21 31.03.2021
5.8 Feb/21 03.03.2021
5.8 Jan/21 03.02.2021
7.2 Dec/20 06.01.2021
7.5 Nov/20 02.12.2020
7.3 Oct/20 04.11.2020
5.4 Sep/20 29.09.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Unemployment Rate in Ireland by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Michael Higgins 11.11.2011 - 15.1000 5.8000 15.2000 5.8000 -61.59%
Mary McAleese 10.11.1997 - 11.11.2011 9.9000 15.0000 15.1000 3.7000 51.52%
Mary Robinson 02.12.1990 - 12.09.1997 13.5000 10.4000 15.7000 10.3000 -22.96%
Patrick Hillery 03.12.1976 - 02.12.1990 13.0000 13.4000 17.3000 12.9000 3.08%


Latest data on Youth Unemployment Rate (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate
                     Ireland - Historical Data (%)

What is Youth Unemployment Rate in Ireland?

  • Youth Unemployment Rate in Ireland increased to 15.7 % in January 2021. The maximum rate was 32 % and minimum was 6.2 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Central Statistics Office.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
15.7 Jan/21 03.02.2021
19.4 Dec/20 06.01.2021
20.2 Nov/20 02.12.2020
19 Oct/20 04.11.2020
18.9 Sep/20 29.09.2020
17.5 Aug/20 09.09.2020
16 Jul/20 05.08.2020
12.8 Jun/20 01.07.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate in Ireland by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Michael Higgins 11.11.2011 - 30.4000 11.9000 31.2000 11.8000 -60.86%
Mary McAleese 10.11.1997 - 11.11.2011 13.8000 30.0000 30.5000 6.2000 117.39%
Mary Robinson 02.12.1990 - 12.09.1997 20.3000 15.0000 26.3000 15.0000 -26.11%
Patrick Hillery 03.12.1976 - 02.12.1990 18.9000 20.0000 25.1000 18.9000 5.82%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons
                     Ireland - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in Ireland?

  • Number of Employed Persons in Ireland increased to 2298 Thousand Person (2.298 Million Person) in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 2372 Thousand Person and minimum was 1568 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by Central Statistics Office.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
2298 4Q/20 27.02.2021
2289 3Q/20 21.11.2020
2222 2Q/20 29.08.2020
2372 1Q/20 23.05.2020
2351 4Q/19 22.02.2020
2317 3Q/19 24.11.2019
2300 2Q/19 29.10.2019
2316 1Q/19 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in Ireland by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Change  (%)

Employment Change 
                     Ireland - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Change rate in Ireland?

  • Employment Change in Ireland increased by 0.3 % in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum change was 3.3 % and minimum was -6 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
0.3 4Q/20 20.04.2021
3.3 3Q/20 16.02.2021
-6.1 2Q/20 21.09.2020
0.3 1Q/20 17.06.2020
1.3 4Q/19 10.03.2020
0.8 3Q/19 20.01.2020
-0.6 2Q/19 29.10.2019
0.6 4Q/18 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by QoQ presidents (%)

Employment Change  in Ireland by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Rate  (%)

Employment Rate 
                     Ireland - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Rate in Ireland?

  • Employment Rate in Ireland increased to 67.8 % in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 72.5 % and minimum was 59.3 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Central Statistics Office.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
67.8 4Q/20 27.02.2021
67.7 3Q/20 21.11.2020
65.7 2Q/20 29.08.2020
69.8 1Q/20 23.05.2020
70.2 4Q/19 22.02.2020
69.6 3Q/19 24.11.2019
69.1 2Q/19 29.10.2019
69.3 1Q/19 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by QoQ presidents (%)

Employment Rate  in Ireland by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Full Time Employment (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment
                     Ireland - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

What is the number of full-time workers in Ireland?

  • Full Time Employment in Ireland increased to 1868 Thousand Person in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 1880 Thousand Person and minimum was 1299 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by Central Statistics Office.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
1868 4Q/20 27.02.2021
1847 3Q/20 21.11.2020
1818 2Q/20 29.08.2020
1880 1Q/20 23.05.2020
1865 4Q/19 22.02.2020
1845 3Q/19 24.11.2019
1838 2Q/19 29.10.2019
1844 1Q/19 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment in Ireland by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Long Term Unemployment Rate (%)

Long Term Unemployment Rate
                     Ireland - Historical Data (%)

What is Long Term Unemployment Rate in Ireland?

  • Long Term Unemployment Rate in Ireland increased to 1.4 % in the third quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 9.8 % and minimum was 1.2 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
1.4 3Q/20 19.12.2020
1.3 1Q/20 17.06.2020
1.6 4Q/19 21.04.2020
1.4 3Q/19 21.01.2020
1.7 2Q/19 12.11.2019
1.7 1Q/19 29.10.2019
2.1 4Q/18 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Long Term Unemployment Rate in Ireland by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Part Time Employment (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment
                     Ireland - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

What is Part Time Employment in Ireland?

  • Part Time Employment in Ireland decreased to 438 Thousand Persons in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 490 Thousand Persons and minimum was 268 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Quarterly by Central Statistics Office.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
438 4Q/20 27.02.2021
440 3Q/20 21.11.2020
407 2Q/20 29.08.2020
483 1Q/20 23.05.2020
490 4Q/19 22.02.2020
470 3Q/19 24.11.2019
464 2Q/19 29.10.2019
475 1Q/19 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment in Ireland by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Unemployment Change (Persons)

Unemployment Change
                     Ireland - Historical Data (Persons)

What is Unemployment Change in Ireland?

  • Unemployment Change in Ireland decreased by 3606 Persons (3.606 K Persons) in March 2021. The maximum change was 36254 Persons and minimum was -32270 Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Central Statistics Office.

Historical Data (Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
-3606 Mar/21 10.04.2021
-1841 Feb/21 06.03.2021
-1317 Jan/21 06.02.2021
-4198 Dec/20 09.01.2021
-9114 Nov/20 05.12.2020
-8320 Oct/20 07.11.2020
-14352 Sep/20 03.10.2020
-18718 Aug/20 12.09.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (Persons)

Unemployment Change in Ireland by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in Ireland

Index Updated Actual Previous
Retirement Age Men 2020 66 66
Wages 4Q/20 4074.596 USD/Month 3847.962
Initial Jobless Claims Mar/21 36.431 K 38.446
Labor Force Participation Rate 4Q/20 61.3 % 61.7
Living Wage Individual 2018 1297.222 USD/Month 1116.739

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Austria Apr/21 8.7 % 9.4
Ireland Apr/21 5.8 % 5.8
Luxembourg Mar/21 6.1 % 6.2
Spain 1Q/21 15.98 % 16.13
Iceland Mar/21 8.3 % 6.4
Norway Mar/21 5 % 4.8
Belarus Dec/19 0.2 % 0.3
Belgium Mar/21 5.8 % 5.7
Bulgaria Mar/21 6.5 % 6.9
Croatia Mar/21 9.3 % 9.7
Cyprus Mar/21 7.1 % 6.8
Czech Republic Mar/21 4.2 % 4.3
Denmark Mar/21 4.5 % 4.6
Estonia 4Q/20 7.4 % 7.7
Euro Area Mar/21 8.1 % 8.2
European Union Mar/21 7.3 % 7.4
Finland Mar/21 8.1 % 8.1
France 4Q/20 8 % 9.1
Germany Mar/21 4.5 % 4.5
Greece Dec/20 15.8 % 16.2
Hungary Mar/21 4.5 % 4.5
Italy Mar/21 10.1 % 10.2
Latvia 4Q/20 7.9 % 8.4
Lithuania Mar/21 15.1 % 16.1
Macedonia 4Q/20 16.1 % 16.5
Malta 4Q/20 4.4 % 4.6
Moldova 4Q/20 3.6 % 3.4
Montenegro Mar/21 23.83 % 22.6
Netherlands Mar/21 3.5 % 3.6
Poland Mar/21 6.4 % 6.5
Portugal 4Q/20 7.1 % 7.8
Romania Mar/21 5.5 % 5.7
Russia Mar/21 5.4 % 5.7
Serbia 4Q/20 9.9 % 9
Slovakia Mar/21 8 % 7.9
Slovenia Feb/21 9 % 9.4
Sweden Mar/21 10 % 9.7
Switzerland Mar/21 3.4 % 3.6
Turkey Feb/21 13.4 % 12.7
Ukraine 4Q/20 10.1 % 9.5
United Kingdom Aug/19 3.9 %
Liechtenstein 2019 1.5 % 1.7
Albania 4Q/20 12.3 % 12.1
Bosnia and Herzegovina Feb/21 33.68 % 33.89
Kosovo 3Q/20 24.6 % 27.2