Wednesday 19 September 2018

A tale of two cities: figures reveal massive contrast in recovery rates since recession

 

Limerick suffered one of the worst large-scale redundancy announcements of the early recession when computer giant Dell closed with the loss of 1,900 jobs. Stock photo: REUTERS
Limerick suffered one of the worst large-scale redundancy announcements of the early recession when computer giant Dell closed with the loss of 1,900 jobs. Stock photo: REUTERS

Anne-Marie Walsh

Limerick failed to bounce back fast after the economy went belly-up and suffered the biggest drop in numbers at work since the boom.

But Dublin city and commuter towns benefited from a huge employment boost, with the number of people at work soaring up to 60pc above Celtic Tiger levels.

New figures reveal huge contrasts in recovery rates in our towns and cities since the recession.

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