Saturday 3 December 2016

Job creation and immigration bolster our resilient recovery

Published 25/08/2016 | 02:30

'It will surprise many people to learn that very few of those who are emigrating are jobless. In the 12 months to April, just over 7,000 people who were unemployed emigrated, or just over one in 10 of departees' Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Wire
'It will surprise many people to learn that very few of those who are emigrating are jobless. In the 12 months to April, just over 7,000 people who were unemployed emigrated, or just over one in 10 of departees' Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The numbers at work in the economy have surpassed two million and more people are immigrating to Ireland than emigrating from it.

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These were the big, headline-grabbing messages from, respectively, the most important economic data release of the quarter and the latest annual estimates of people moving in and out of the country.

Tuesday's two sets of figures gave a huge amount to digest. Let's delve deeper into the employment developments first.

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