Monday 23 April 2018

Employment figures due as economy lifts

'Interest in the number of people in employment will be heightened after the Central Bank announced last week that the economy was growing more strongly than expected, with wages rising and full employment on the horizon' (stock photo)
'Interest in the number of people in employment will be heightened after the Central Bank announced last week that the economy was growing more strongly than expected, with wages rising and full employment on the horizon' (stock photo)
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

This week will see the Central Statistics Office (CSO) release data on the unemployment figures for January, as well as the Live Register figures for the month.

Interest in the number of people in employment will be heightened after the Central Bank announced last week that the economy was growing more strongly than expected, with wages rising and full employment on the horizon.

The CSO will also release details today on retail spending for December. With the economy said to be booming again, the figures will reflect consumer spending during the important festive period.

On Friday, the CSO will release data on the industrial production and turnover for December, as well as the monthly services index for that month.

On the international front, US President Donald Trump will tomorrow give his first State of the Union address to the US congress.

It is expected Mr Trump will use the speech to set out his administration's agenda for the mid-term election year.

Meanwhile, Apple, Facebook and Boeing are among the bigger companies set to announce results.

Irish Independent

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