We are below average, and well down the league table, due to the high level of joblessness in Ireland.
This is a false conclusion. Firstly, in the Eurozone area, we are above average. Only 0.1% below EU 28 average.
All of these tables are a snapshot in time. Fig 2.10 provides better detail. It is clear, that since 2012 more and more people are returning to work.