By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.

CSO data

Status: Gender pay gap noted

8.5.1 Estimates from the Earnings and Labour Costs Quarterly report in June 2021 show that average hourly earnings rose from €24.23 in Q4 2019 to €25.56 in Q4 2020. In 2018, median hourly earnings were €17.30 for males compared with €16.28 for females.

8.5.2 In Q4, 2024 the overall unemployment rate was 5.7%, with males showed having a rate of 5.9%, compared with 5.5% for females. Note this is not disaggregated by age and ability.

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