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.
Summer Skills Bulletin 2020
This report examines the employment profiles of those with qualifications beyond the Leaving Certificate in Ireland. The focus is on individuals whose highest educational attainment is at post-secondary level qualification, either at FET (NFQ 4-6) or third level.
Lifelong Learning Among Adults in Quarter 4 2019.
This report monitors the extent to which adults in Ireland participate in lifelong learning activities. It shows the numbers and rates for a range of cohorts, including age, gender, education level and work status. It also compares Ireland’s performance with the EU average. This year’s report shows that the numbers participating in lifelong learning have grown strongly, particularly for older age cohorts and for those in employment.
Future of Jobs in Ireland – Automation Risk
The focus of this report is an examination of occupations in Ireland in terms of their level of automation risk.
Digital Skills Requirements of Workers in Ireland
An analysis based on CEDEFOP’s European Skills for Jobs Survey
Spring Skills Bulletin 2020
Profile of Non-Irish Nationals in Employment in Ireland, Quarter 2 2019
Non-Irish persons working in Ireland tended to be younger, more highly educated, and more likely to be in employment than Irish nationals, but they were more likely than their Irish counterparts to work in low skilled occupations and in sectors such as accommodation & food.
Difficult to fill vacancies 2019
This paper reports the findings of the recruitment agency survey conducted in April 2019. The survey gathers the views of selected Irish recruitment agencies in respect of occupations that require skills which are in short supply and in their view, are proving difficult to fill.
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.
Quarterly Skills Bulletin No. 3 2019 Unemployment
The Quarterly Skills Bulletin No.3 focuses on unemployment in Ireland. The report examines how unemployment compares pre- and post-recession and provides a profile of the unemployed by age (under 25 years versus over 25 years).
Quarterly Bulletin Q2 2019 Older Workers in Ireland
The Quarterly Bulletin Q2 2019, focuses on Older Workers in Ireland. The report observes the 50 to 59 age cohort in employment with a view to examining several labour market indicators within this age group.
Quarterly Skills Bulletin Q1 2019 Women on Home Duties
The 1st Quarterly Skills Bulletin focuses on women on home duties in Ireland. The report examines women on home duties, not participating in the labour force aged between 20 -64 across a number of variables including education levels.
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.
Lifelong Learning in Ireland
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.
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.