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Ireland had the third-biggest spike in job searches from the US after Trump's victory

The increase was greater in counties that voted for Clinton over Trump.

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US JOB SEARCHES to Ireland surged to almost double their usual volumes in the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump’s election victory.

Ireland joined Canada and New Zealand in the top three countries attracting higher-than-usual interest from people in the US reconsidering their plans after the election result, according to jobs website Indeed.

Ireland saw the third biggest bump, with inbound searches from the US increasing 91%.

Canada had the second-largest surge, with a 137% increase, while New Zealand experienced the biggest increase at 305%.

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The peak day for foreign job searches was the day after the election, Wednesday 9 November, when outbound searches were running at double the normal rate.

The increase was greater in counties that voted for Clinton over Trump, the jobs site said.

In the hour that the election was called for Trump, searches for jobs in Canada rose to more than ten times the normal level for that time of day.

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Economist with Indeed, Mariano Mamertino, said, “Our data shows that a highly charged and competitive election campaign, followed by a widely unexpected result led to an immediate and sharp spike in overseas job searches by Americans.

“Much had been made in the media during the election campaign of the potential for such an outflow of labour in the event of a Trump victory, but it remains to be seen whether these job searches will translate into a movement of workers.”

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