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With 2020 around the corner, take a look at what Brexit and the tumultuous international economy means for Dublin’s growth.

Keep up to speed on the latest economic data for Dublin and get insights on Dublin’s housing market and the public transport sector.

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HIGHLIGHTS

DUBLIN’S UNEMPLOYMENT

rate remained unchanged at 4.4% in Q2 2019, the lowest rate since Q1 2005.

DUBLIN’S PROPERTY PRICES

eased further in August 2019 (-0.3% YoY), the lowest rate since October 2012. On a monthly basis prices rose for the 4th consecutive month (+0.6%).

DUBLIN’S EMPLOYMENT

in Financial, Insurance and Real Estate Activities hit all-time highs in Q2, supported by Brexit relocations.

THE MASTERCARD DUBLIN SPENDINGPULSE

shows that Dublin retail sales growth was solid in Q3 (+4.7% YoY) driven by Household Goods. Tourism spend is up 8.3% YoY but spending by UK and German visitors contracted.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT TRIPS

trips in Dublin reached 61 million in Q3 2019 (+8.8% YoY). The LUAS continues to grow its share of passengers (19.9%) and at 15.1%, YoY had the fastest growth rate.

The Dublin MARKIT PMI

recorded its slowest pace of expansion since Q2 2013 following three consecutive quarters of deceleration. Despite this, at 53, it continues to indicate solid growth.

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