COVID-19 crisis continues to impact labour market in April 2020

May 11, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has continued to have a significant impact on the labour market in Ireland in April 2020. According to the CSO, while the standard measure of Monthly Unemployment was 5.4 per cent in April 2020, the COVID-19 Adjusted Measure of Unemployment could indicate a rate as high as 28.2 per cent if all claimants of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment were classified as unemployed. This figure marks the country's highest ever rate of unemployment.