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Labour Market

  • The COVID-19 adjusted unemployment rate for November 2021 was 6.9% for all persons including those on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment
  • Total number of persons on the Live Register or receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment decreased by 9.4% to 239,390 over the month to October 2021
  • Increased employment levels resulted in 14.9 million extra hours worked per week (+24.4%) in Q2 2021 compared to Q2 2020
  • Average weekly earnings up 5.4% in year to Q3 2021
  • Labour Market Insight Series
  • Impact of Selected COVID-19 Income Supports on Employees - Insights from Real Time Administrative Sources, Series 2
  • COVID-19 Income Supports - An Analysis of Recipients
  • Pandemic Unemployment Payment Recipients by Local Electoral Area