Labour Market

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Since 2013, 15,800 new jobs have been created in Limerick. In 2018 alone an additional 3,072 jobs were created in the county. Limerick’s Live Register has fallen by 14,000 since October 2010.

Limerick Jobs Announcements

Almost 15,800 new jobs created in Limerick since 2013

Since 2013, new job announcements in Limerick have exceeded 1,000 annually, peaking in 2015 with 3,523 jobs announced. In 2018 alone an additional 3,072 jobs were created in the county.

Between 2013 and 2018, full-time job announcements made up over 64% of all job announcements. Limerick-based companies are now growing faster than originally envisaged with 65% of job announcements in 2018 as a result of company expansions.

Live Register Limerick

14,000 persons have left the Live Register in eight years

Limerick’s Live Register figures are a testament to growth in the county since the economic crisis. Since October 2010, the number of people on the Live Register has been falling consistently on a monthly basis, except for a slight increase in September 2016. In total, however, 14,000 have left the Live Register in the past eight years.

Limerick Employment and unemployment

 Mid-West unemployment rate registers 24 consecutive quarters of YoY decline

The unemployment rate continues on a downward trend and has been decreasing since Q3 2012. 

Overall, since 2012, there has been a significant increase in employment in Limerick of 11.8%.

Download the Limerick Economic Monitor May 2019 here.