More evidence merged this week that the economic recovery is no longer confined to the Dublin region, but has spread throughout Ireland as a whole. The latest Live Register report for August shows that annual unemployment levels have fallen across all regions in Ireland. Dublin witnessed an annual drop of 11% whilst the Mid-West and South West experienced a drop in unemployment levels of 10.1% and the West 9.8%.
The figures become even more interesting when you delve a little deeper into the occupational groups and see how they are faring. The occupational groups recording the lowest unemployment levels are Managers and Administrators, Professionals and Technical. The sector which has the largest unemployment levels despite experiencing the largest drop in Unemployment is the Craft sector. In August 2014, there were 76,000 unemployed in the Craft and Related sectors. By August 2015, this figure fell to 65,705, which represented a phenomenal decrease of 13.5%.
The Managerial and Administration sector witnessed an annual decrease of 6.5%. The Professional sector is also faring extremely well, witnessing a significant decrease in unemployment levels, which equated to 7.7%.
The surge in demand for sales professionals was evidenced by a significant reduction in unemployment in the sales profession, which fell by a dramatic 12% year on year.
The latest CSO figures show that not only has the economic recovery spread to all regions across Ireland, but it also has a positive effect on all occupational groups. This is great news for jobseekers and for those who are seeking a new challenge in their career.
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