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 and other government bodies, including SOLAS and the Education and Training Boards.
Summer Skills Bulletin 2022
The latest in the Skills Bulletin series provides insights into the changing landscape of female employment since the onset of COVID-19. Despite a significant decline in employment with the onset of the pandemic in 2020, female employment grew by 93,000 in the two-year period from quarter 4 2019 to reach 1.18 million. This Bulletin aims to examine the nature, components and drivers of this increase.
Lifelong Learning Among Adults in Ireland Q4 2021
This report outlines the latest analysis of lifelong learning data in Ireland (quarter 4 2021). It shows the numbers and rates for a range of cohorts, including age, gender, education level and work status. Although there was an increase in lifelong learning participation for most cohorts, rates for many remained below their pre-Covid levels.
Shifting Sands, Navigating the Patterns emerging in the Irish Labour Market post-COVID-19 is a new report commissioned by SOLAS/SLMRU and undertaken by leading international analytics agency, Emsi Burning Glass. The report aims to understand the impacts and evolving trends occurring since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. It sets out key areas of focus to help us shape the current and future skills requirements to respond to what is now a different landscape in Ireland.
Difficult-to-fill vacancies survey October 2021
This paper reports the findings of the Recruitment Agency Survey conducted in October 2021. The survey gathers the views of selected recruitment agencies in Ireland in respect of occupations that require skills which are in short supply, and in their view, are proving difficult to fill.
Monitoring Ireland's Skills Supply 2021
Monitoring Ireland’s Skills Supply provides a summary, by field of learning and level, of the number of awards made in Ireland. It also provides a profile of the educational attainment of Ireland’s population based on data from the CSO’s Labour Force Survey.
An Examination of the Employment Exposures of Brexit
This paper, a collaboration between the Department of Social Protection and SOLAS, builds on Brexit preparations to date by providing insight into the sectors, and in turn workers, likely to be impacted by the trade consequences of Brexit. First, an analysis of Ireland’s trading relationship with the United Kingdom is conducted, identifying key sectors with the highest export exposures. Secondly, the paper explores the characteristics of those in employment in the most exposed sectors with a focus on the potential impact at regional level. Understanding the kinds of individuals likely to be impacted enables preparation for any potential shock, while also allowing for better targeting of a potential response.
National Skills Bulletin 2021
The National Skills Bulletin 2021 is the seventeenth in an annual series of reports produced by the Skills and Labour Market Research Unit (SLMRU) in SOLAS and the fifth to be produced on behalf of the National Skills Council (NSC). A detailed analysis across a range of labour market indicators culminates in employment outlooks across almost 100 occupations. This Bulletin forms a key evidence base to inform labour market policy decisions as Ireland moves to a new phase in its recovery from the pandemic.
Summer Skills Bulletin 2021
The latest quarterly skills bulletin reports on the number and type of people who were working from home in Ireland in 2020. As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, the prevalence of home working increased exponentially in 2020 but this was not uniform across the labour market; those availing of home working were primarily highly educated persons in high skilled roles.
Lifelong Learning Among Adults in Quarter 4 2020
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. This year, the impact of COVID-19 is particularly evident, especially for those engaging in non-formal learning.
Spring Skills Bulletin 2021
This report explores the area of skills mismatches in Ireland, with a particular focus on those employed as clerical workers who are classified as over-qualified for the role.
Difficult-to-fill vacancies survey October 2020
This paper reports the findings of the recruitment agency survey conducted in October 2020. The survey gathers the views of selected recruitment agencies in Ireland in respect of occupations that require skills which are in short supply, and in their view, are proving difficult to fill since the impact of COVID-19 in March 2020.
Monitoring Ireland's Skills Supply 2020
The aim of Monitoring Ireland’s Skills Supply 2020 is to estimate the potential supply of skills in Ireland in terms of field of education and level. It covers the available data on outputs from the education/training system; it also provides an educational profile of Ireland’s population.
Autumn Skills Bulletin 2020
Autumn Quarterly Skills Bulletin 2020.
This report provides a profile of part-time workers in Ireland and highlights how part-time workers (primarily women) have been significantly impacted by COVID-19.
National Skills Bulletin 2020
The National Skills Bulletin 2020 is the sixteenth in an annual series of reports produced by the Skills and Labour Market Research Unit (SLMRU) in SOLAS and the fourth to be produced on behalf of the National Skills Council (NSC). The analysis presented in this report aims to both assess how Ireland’s labour market stood in 2019 and how the restrictions imposed as a result of COVID-19 have impacted the outlooks across almost one hundred occupations.
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
This report focuses on the potential impacts of automation. Many occupations considered at high risk of automation are also those occupations most impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.