Andrew Webb

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Global supply chains may  be disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak and feed through to the labour market. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe / Bloomberg

The Republic’s unemployment rate was unchanged at a near 13-year low of 4.8 per cent in February. Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures show the nu(...)

The State’s headline unemployment rate of 4.8%  is  nearly three percentage points lower than the euro zone average of 7.5%

The Republic’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.8 per cent in December, with economists predicting another strong year of employment growth. Cen(...)

‘Given that Ireland is close to levels of full employment, employers will find it hard to attract talent.’ Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The State’s unemployment rate has fallen below 5 per cent for the first time since the crash, reflecting the ongoing strength of the labour market. T(...)

The jobless rate is nearly three percentage points below the current euro zone average of 7. 5 per cent

The number of unemployed people fell by nearly 26,000 in the year to July, new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show. The unemploymen(...)

Hot beverage sales have risen 3.4 per cent in value year-on-year. May was an especially good month, with sales up 4.1 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Retail sales were “marginally up” in the second quarter of 2019 thanks to “robust” grocery sales, but the outlook for the sector remains a “significan(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe recently warned that the economy may soon face overheating pressures as a result of the return to near full employment. Photograph: Getty Images

Unemployment remained at a 14-year low of 4.5 per cent in June, unchanged from the previous month, according to the latest official figures. This is d(...)