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Unemployment is dropping - but where exactly are all the jobs?

The answer isn’t that surprising.

THERE HAS BEEN a climb in the number of people employed in the energy and utilities sectors in Ireland, while accountancy and finance have also seen dramatic increases in the number of jobs available.

Overall, there has been a surge in the number of professional jobs available in just the last six months according to the November 2014 Morgan McKinley Ireland Employment Monitor.

The monitor shows that there has been a 33% increase in the number of professional jobs available in November 2014 compared to last year.

The monitor recorded a huge increase in the numbers of professional jobs since this time last year but the vast majority of this hike has come since June of this year. This bodes well for 2015, according to Morgan McKinley Ireland Chief Operations Officer Karen O’Flaherty.

“The main thrust of this hike has been in the second half of the year with a 24% improvement between June and now. Not only does this speak well of the current health of the Irish economy, it bodes well as we move into 2015.

““While most sectors continue to show growth in November, there has been a swell of new jobs in accountancy and finance across the energy and utilities sectors. The energy market is on the cusp of change with investment in new assets and innovative new products such as smart meters and heating controls. This is driving demand for professionals such as risk managers, energy traders and quantitative analysts.”

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