The Covid-19 adjusted unemployment rate fell to 16.7% in July, from 23.1% in June, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office

While the standard measure of monthly unemployment was 5% in July, up from 4.6% in June, the adjusted figure indicates a rate of almost 17% if all claimants of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment were classified as unemployed.

Looking at the adjusted figures by sex, 16.5% of males and 16.9% of females in the labour force are unemployed.

Breaking down the figures by age, the unemployment rate is 41.2% for those aged 15 - 24 years and 13.7% for persons aged 25 years and over.