Friday 20 July 2018

Anne-Marie Walsh: Economy may be hot, but there is still room to get it to heat up further

Some economists feel the focus should be on getting more people to join the workforce as well as upskilling those already in it. Stock image
Some economists feel the focus should be on getting more people to join the workforce as well as upskilling those already in it. Stock image

Anne-Marie Walsh

The latest jobs figures show things are hot in our economy. But there is a view among experts they should get even hotter.

It is natural most of us would not greet signs of dramatic economic growth like a big spending high roller at Cheltenham when their horse came in during the Celtic Tiger years.

Given the lessons of history, alarm bells may start to ring when we discover we are anywhere near where we were on the eve of the crash.

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