Construction sector provides employment boost in early 2018

August 2018

Construction sector provides employment boost in early 2018

Challenges persist in the housing market with average rents at all-time high

The upward trends observed in Dublin’s labour market at the end of 2017 have continued into 2018. The unemployment rate in the Capital now stands at 5.7%, the lowest since early 2008. The labour market has seen strong improvements with a further 13,200 people employed in the Capital in the quarter to Q1 2018. There are currently 685,500 people in employment in Dublin, an increase of 34,500 in the year.

Read more in our August 2018 issue of the Dublin Economic Monitor.

The special articles this quarter include one from Sharon Scally, Chairperson of the Sandyford Business
Innovation District (BID) discussing how they are driving business development in the area and trying to
achieve Innovation District status by 2021. While Les Moore, Chair of the Dublin Bay Biosphere Partnership talks about the business & enterprise opportunities in the unique UNESCO urban site which covers over 300 km2 of the Dublin region.

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