However house prices now showing signs of a slowdown.
For the first time in the series history, Dublin’s workforce reached 700,000 at the end of 2018. A previous peak in employment was recorded at the cusp of the economic crisis in Q4 2007 when the workforce in the Capital peaked at 652,000, some 48,000 fewer than the current level. One of the key differences between then and now is the contribution of the construction sector to the overall workforce. Twelve years ago the construction sector made up 7.7% of the total Dublin workforce. Today it is closer to 4.5%.
Read more in our May 2019 issue of the Dublin Economic Monitor.
Other special articles this quarter include one from Dr. Robbie Blake, Director – Centre for Sports Economics & Law, University College Cork – exploring the Economics of Sport. Peter Byrne, CEO South Dublin Chamber and describes their collaborative and award winning Sustainable Business Program.
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