Analysis and forecasting carried out by SLMRU also support the development and review of policies and practice by the Regional Skills Fora, the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (Department of Education and Skills) and other government bodies, including SOLAS and the Education and Training Boards.

National Skills
Bulletin 2019

National Skills Bulletin 2019

The National Skills Bulletin 2019 is the fifteenth in an annual series of reports produced by the Skills and Labour Market Research Unit (SLMRU) in SOLAS. Labour market intelligence has a vital role to play in informing skills policy development in Ireland, and the analysis presented here forms an essential tool in our country’s continued efforts to align the skills of the population with the skills needs of the labour market.

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Quarterly Report 
Youth Unemployment

Quarterly Report Youth Unemployment

The Quarterly Report on Youth Unemployment reviews the rate of change in employment levels over the previous 12 months and reflects on the improvements in youth unemployment since the recession.

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Vacancy Overview 2018

Vacancy Overview 2018

The Vacancy Overview series, produced annually by the Skills and Labour Market Research Unit (SLMRU) in SOLAS on behalf of the National Skills Council, aims to utilise available vacancy data sources to provide qualitative information on the job titles (and associated skills) in which vacancies are occurring most frequently.

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Lifelong Learning among Adults in Ireland Quarter 4 2018

Lifelong Learning among Adults in Ireland Quarter 4 2018

The European Union (EU) has set a target of 15% for adult participation in learning activities to be reached by 2020. In addition, one of the targets set out in the National Skills Strategy is to increase to 10% the number of persons aged 25-64 engaged in lifelong learning by 2020 and to 15% by 2025. This paper aims to monitor Ireland’s progress towards these targets.

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Monitoring Ireland’s Skills Supply 2019

Monitoring Ireland’s Skills Supply 2019

The aim of Monitoring Ireland’s Skills Supply 2019 is to provide a profile of the existing and potential supply of skills in Ireland in terms of field of education and level. The data covers the current skills of the population and the latest available data on outputs from the education and training system.

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