Ireland Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Ireland unemployment rate for 2022 was 4.36%, a 1.83% decline from 2021.
  • Ireland unemployment rate for 2021 was 6.19%, a 0.57% increase from 2020.
  • Ireland unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.62%, a 0.67% increase from 2019.
  • Ireland unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.95%, a 0.79% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
French Polynesia 13.10%
Spain 13.01%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 12.38%
New Caledonia 12.27%
Greece 12.16%
Bahamas 10.06%
Panama 8.79%
Barbados 8.20%
Italy 8.09%
Uruguay 7.84%
Chile 7.78%
France 7.45%
Sweden 7.36%
Brunei 7.20%
Cyprus 6.98%
Channel Islands 6.92%
Finland 6.80%
Croatia 6.75%
Argentina 6.49%
Latvia 6.43%
Guam 6.13%
Slovak Republic 6.09%
Puerto Rico 5.97%
Estonia 5.85%
Portugal 5.78%
Saudi Arabia 5.64%
Belgium 5.63%
Lithuania 5.57%
Canada 5.21%
Hong Kong 5.06%
Austria 4.71%
Luxembourg 4.70%
Ireland 4.36%
Switzerland 4.20%
Slovenia 4.18%
Denmark 4.17%
Trinidad and Tobago 3.98%
Iceland 3.81%
Australia 3.66%
United States 3.61%
United Kingdom 3.57%
Netherlands 3.54%
Israel 3.48%
Hungary 3.42%
New Zealand 3.25%
Norway 3.17%
Germany 2.99%
Malta 2.81%
South Korea 2.79%
Singapore 2.76%
UAE 2.75%
Japan 2.64%
Macao 2.63%
Poland 2.60%
Kuwait 2.48%
Czech Republic 2.37%
Oman 2.33%
Bahrain 1.40%
Qatar 0.10%
Ireland Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 4.36% -1.83%
2021 6.19% 0.57%
2020 5.62% 0.67%
2019 4.95% -0.79%
2018 5.74% -0.97%
2017 6.71% -1.66%
2016 8.37% -1.54%
2015 9.91% -1.95%
2014 11.86% -1.87%
2013 13.73% -1.72%
2012 15.45% 0.10%
2011 15.35% 0.82%
2010 14.53% 1.92%
2009 12.61% 5.84%
2008 6.77% 1.79%
2007 4.98% 0.57%
2006 4.41% 0.07%
2005 4.34% -0.15%
2004 4.49% 0.01%
2003 4.48% 0.26%
2002 4.22% 0.54%
2001 3.68% -0.64%
2000 4.32% -1.48%
1999 5.80% -1.90%
1998 7.70% -2.49%
1997 10.19% -1.50%
1996 11.69% -0.28%
1995 11.97% -2.57%
1994 14.54% -1.03%
1993 15.57% 0.55%
1992 15.02% -0.75%
1991 15.77% -0.75%