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Irish Employment Trends 2024: A Sector-Wise Data-Driven Analysis

Market News
 Mar 12, 2024

Navigating the intricate terrain of Irish employment trends in 2024 unveils a dynamic landscape shaped by growth and adaptation. Backed by authoritative data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) Ireland1, this analysis sheds light on key sectors experiencing notable shifts in employment.
Key Growth Sectors:
Overall Employment Landscape:
Ireland's job market showcases resilience with a substantial 7% overall employment growth1, underscoring the nation's economic vitality.
Highlighted Sectors:
1. Technology Sector (10% Growth):
The technology sector emerges as a stalwart, contributing significantly to Ireland's job market. A robust 10% increase in tech-related opportunities mirrors the sector's pivotal role in the country's economic fabric1.
2. Healthcare and Life Sciences (12% Growth):
In alignment with Ireland's ambition to become a life sciences hub, the healthcare and life sciences sectors experience a substantial 12% surge in employment opportunities1.
3. Financial Services (8% Growth):
Despite global economic challenges, Ireland's financial services sector remains resilient, boasting an 8% growth in employment opportunities1.
4. Construction and Infrastructure (9% Growth):
Investments in infrastructure projects propel the construction sector, witnessing a commendable 9% increase in employment1.
Challenges and Declining Sectors:
While these sectors flourish, challenges persist. Reports from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment2 provide context, revealing skills shortages in some sectors.
Remote Work Adaptation (15% Increase):
Reflecting the global trend, remote work sees a significant 15% increase across sectors, as indicated by Eurostat3.
This sector-wise breakdown offers strategic insights for job seekers and employers alike. As Ireland navigates global dynamics, these trends underscore opportunities for growth and adaptation.


  1. Central Statistics Office Ireland - 2024 Employment Report
  2. Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment - Workforce Challenges
  3. Eurostat - Remote Work Trends

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