Labour market information

The Career Development Centre team work closely with local, national and international employers and in doing so acquire detailed, up-to-date information on trends, developments and challenges facing the economy in general and across specific sectors/industries. If you have any queries in relation to labour market trends please contact us and we’ll be happy to share our knowledge.

Although developed primarily for students and careers advisers, podcasts and blogs produced by our commercial partner, gradireland are a useful source of labour market intelligence. For information on the UK marketplace please visit the Prospects website.

There are also a number of other public bodies that produce useful data and analyses on the labour market. The resources below may be of use in the planning and development of academic programmes.

The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) advises the Irish Government on current and future skills needs of the economy and on other labour market issues that impact on Ireland’s enterprise and employment growth. The Group regularly produces useful reports on the Irish labour market and various ‘in demand’ skill areas.

IDA Ireland provides information on the Irish economy for companies overseas looking to invest abroad. Amongst other items of interest, the website provides an overview of growth sectors in Ireland.

The Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation have a number of useful publications available on their website, which  include a directory of research centres, technology centres and progress reports on the Action Plan for Jobs.

Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets, supporting sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment. Enterprise Ireland publishes a variety of sector directories and reports.

ESRI publishes research reports on topics such as:

  • how suitable further education programmes are to labour market needs
  • how youth labour market participation has changed since the recession
  • the determinants and implications of skill mismatches in Europe

The Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES) publishes periodic labour market synopsis reports. Similarly, the Central Statistics Office regularly produces a variety of labour market reports.