January’s unemployment rate up slightly from 2023

CSO figures show the unemployment rate has remained steady since October 2023 when the 4.5 per cent rate was first registered

The CSO said the number of unemployed males rose to 68,500 in January 2024, compared with 64,000 in December 2023. Picture: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

The unemployment rate in Ireland remained steady for the fourth month in a row, but is up marginally year on year, new data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) has shown.

The latest statistics on employment levels in Ireland show that the monthly unemployment rate for January 2024 was 4.5 per cent, with 127,700 unemployed.

Compared to the same month in 2023, when a rate of 4.2 per cent was recorded, unemployment is up marginally.