Unemployment fell slightly last month, according to the Central Statistics Office.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment figure for August was 126,000, or 5.2%, down from 127,800 (5.3%) in July and down from 132,400, or 5.5%, in August 2018.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for males last month was unchanged at 5.4% from July, but was down from 5.6% in August 2018.
It means there were 70,000 unemployed males last month compared to 70,200 in July.
The same figure for female unemployment was 5.1% in August, down from 5.2% in July, and down from 5.5% in August 2018. Last month had 56,000 unemployed females compared to 57,700 in July.
Youth unemployment stood at 14.7% in August, unchanged from July.