The unemployment rate for people who work in construction has risen from 3.9% in February to 4.9%, according to the latest figures from the Construction Industry Employment Board.
This is despite the fact that the construction industry accounts for about 10% of Ireland’s employment, compared to just 3.4% for other sectors, according to data from the Irish Chambers of Commerce.
The figures show that the unemployment rate in the construction sector has risen significantly since the beginning of the year.
Between January and June last year, the unemployment level in the industry stood at 3.3%.
Since then, it has risen by 0.4 percentage points to 4%.
The increase in unemployment in the sector is driven by a rise in the number of construction jobs, which have grown by 40,000 since the start of the current year.
The rise in construction jobs means the sector accounts for just 4.5% of total jobs in the country.
This figure has fallen to 4% since January, when the number had increased by 10%.
This is because the number in construction of the number fell sharply from January to June, and the job losses were caused by a large number of temporary staff, such as those who take part in construction work on site.
The construction industry has long been the backbone of the Irish economy, but this is the first time that the employment figures have been higher than the unemployment figures.
Construction has also been a key sector in the Irish government’s plans to revive the country’s economy.
The government wants to invest around €2.3bn ($2.6bn) in construction projects across the country over the next five years.
The latest figures show a 6.2% increase in construction activity in Ireland in July compared to the same month last year.
This increase is partly due to a large increase in the amount of construction work done each year, but also to a rise that was driven by the construction of temporary and seasonal staff in the workforce.
Construction companies, including the three main construction firms, have also been increasing their hiring numbers.
However, the employment numbers for construction workers in Ireland have fallen sharply over the past few months.
In February, construction employment stood at about 11,000 people, but by June, it had fallen to 9,000.
While this is still a significant rise, the jobless rate for construction industry workers has fallen from 8.9 percent in February, to 4 percent in June.
The unemployment rate is expected to rise in July and August due to the construction boom and the fact there are now a large amount of temporary workers in the labour market.