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Coronavirus and Irish Job Postings Through July 24: Data from Indeed.ie

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Job postings continue to run well below last year’s trend.

This post is updated as of 28 July 2020. We will continue to update these trends regularly as we track how coronavirus impacts the global labour market. 

Last week saw a further slight improvement in the job postings trend on Indeed Ireland. However, hiring intentions remain well down on last year. Overall postings were down -47% as of 24th July. That was up from -48% a week previously and a nadir of -57% at the beginning of June, but the pace of recovery remains sluggish. That broadly chimes with the Central Bank of Ireland’s assessment that the labour market situation will recover gradually in line with the phased reopening of the economy. 

Childcare, legal, construction, education and driving see improvements  

Childcare jobs saw the strongest rise over the latest two week period, a sign of increased demand from parents returning to workplaces or needing childcare whilst working from home. Legal, construction, education and driving jobs also saw improvements. Conversely, medical information, civil engineering, nursing, architecture and media & communications jobs saw weakening trends. 

We’ll be regularly updating this data as conditions evolve. We also host the data behind the postings trends plots on Github as downloadable CSV files. Typically, it will be updated with the latest data one day after the respective Hiring Lab tracker is published.

Methodology

To measure the trends in total job postings, we calculated the 7-day moving average of the number of job postings on Indeed Ireland. We indexed each day’s 7-day moving average to the start of that year (1 February 2020 = 100 for 2020 data, and so on), or another date if specified on the chart.

To measure the trends in total job postings, we calculated the 7-day moving average of the number of job postings on Indeed Ireland. We indexed each day’s 7-day moving average to the start of that year (1 February 2020 = 100 for 2020 data, and so on), or another date if specified on the chart.

Information is based on publicly available information on the Indeed Ireland website (and other countries named in this post), limited to Ireland (and those countries), is not a projection of future events, and includes both paid and unpaid job solicitations.

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