No leprechaun in the job numbers

Rapid recovery in employment is welcome but it highlights the volatility at the heart of our economy

Central Statistics Office figures show there are 377,000 more people at work this year than at the height of the recession in 2012. Photograph: Getty Images

Central Statistics Office figures show there are 377,000 more people at work this year than at the height of the recession in 2012. Photograph: Getty Images

Analysts have a hard time stripping out the underlying from the noise when it comes to the Irish economy.

Since 2013, Irish gross domestic product (GDP) has grown by 50 per cent, placing Ireland ahead of China in global growth terms, and putting the value of the Irish economy at €300 billion.

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