The ESRI’s latest Quarterly Economic Commentary states that GDP is expected to grow by 8.2 per cent in 2018, followed by 4.2 per cent growth in 2019. Unemployment is expected to average 5.7 per cent in 2018 before falling to 5.1 per cent in 2019.
In the video below, Kieran McQuinn, Research Professor, and Conor O’Toole, Senior Research Officer, outline the key points from the latest economic forecast.
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