The labour market in Ireland, 2000−2016

January 3, 2018 | Journal Article

JA201801 front cover Authors: Adele Bergin , Elish Kelly
IZA World of Labor , 2018: 410

Ireland was hit particularly hard by the global financial crisis, with severe impacts on the labour market. The unemployment rate increased dramatically, and the labour force participation rate declined by four percentage points between 2007 and 2012. Outward migration re-emerged as a safety valve for the Irish economy, helping to moderate impacts on unemployment via a reduction in overall labour supply. As the crisis deepened, long-term unemployment escalated, creating significant policy challenges. Overall unemployment has been dropping rapidly since 2013, but remains above its pre-crisis level.

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    Journal Article

    ESRI Series Number: 201801
    Research Area: Labour Markets and Skills
    Date of Publication: January 3, 2018
    Published Online: January 03, 2018
    Publisher: IZA World of Labor
    Place of Publication: Bonn, Germany
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