The number of people on the live register in the Northern and Western Regions is down from last month but up 4% compared to last year.
39,001 people were in receipt of jobseekers benefit or assistance last month, according the Central Statistics Office.
Down 6% compared to the previous month.
Nationally, 215,400 people are on the live register.
The CSO says the Covid-19 crisis continued to have a significant impact on the Irish labour market in September.