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Census 2016: Principal Economic Status in the Western Region

The CSO has just issued the second set of summary results from Census 2016.  ‘Census 2016 Summary Results – Part 2’ gives initial results of some of the socio-economic indicators from Census 2016. More detailed results for each theme will … Continue reading

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What are the levers for effective regional development?

‘What are the levers for effective regional development?’  was one of the most interesting questions posed recently by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government in its recent ‘Issues and Choices’ consultation paper for the National Planning Framework. … Continue reading

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Key Issues for the National Planning Framework – Submission from the WDC

The WDC  made its submission on Ireland 2040 – Our Plan: National Planning Framework   yesterday.  The Issues and Choices paper covered a wide range of topics from national planning challenges to sustainability, health, infrastructure and the role of cities … Continue reading

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Nationally and regionally; what are the latest QNHS employment figures telling us?

Last week the Central Statistics Office (CSO) (21st February 2017) published results from the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) for Q4 2016. Nationally the data show that employment totalled 2,048,100, up 3.3%, an increase of 65,100 over the last year. … Continue reading

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Future Work – What will work and workers be like in the future?

A conference on the Future of Work, on 29th November, organised by the Sunday Business Post highlighted the trends and influences which are likely to impact on the types of jobs that will be in demand in the future. In … Continue reading

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Jobs Growth Continues but Slowing in BMW regions

The latest CSO Quarterly National Household Survey was released yesterday. This data refers to the period Quarter 2 (April-June) 2016. The overall picture is quite positive with the number of people at work increasing by 2.9% in the past year … Continue reading

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Impact of Sectors on Western Region’s Jobs Recovery

Our last blog post examined the role that sectors play in regional GVA.  Sectors also have a huge impact on the pattern of jobs growth.  Following on from our April WDC Insights publication ‘Jobs Recovery in the Western Region’, the … Continue reading

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