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Five per cent increase in number of jobs advertised online

The largest recorded increases were in the retail sector, while there were decreases in legal and beauty industry jobs.

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THERE WAS A 5 per cent rise in the number of jobs advertised online in Ireland in the third quarter of the year, according to new findings released today.

The latest index from Irishjobs.ie shows some of the largest increases were in retailing, wholesaling and purchasing (up 22 per cent) and HR (up by 12 per cent).

The largest recorded decreases were in the legal sector (down 19 per cent) and beauty, leisure and sport (down by 9 per cent).

Regionally, Cork fared best, with the number of jobs advertised increasing by 18 per cent. A rise of 7 per cent was recorded in Dublin, while there was also a marginal increase in Limerick. There were decreases in Galway (-2 per cent) and Waterford (-5 per cent).

Looking at the number of jobs available by industry in different areas, Limerick has a comparatively large percentage of manufacturing jobs (8 per cent), Meath has a relatively large offering in construction (7 per cent) and Wicklow has a large proportion of hotel and catering jobs (5 per cent).

The report, compiled by UL economics lecturer Stephen Kinsella, monitors positions available via two of the country’s largest employment websites, IrishJobs.ie and Jobs.ie.

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