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Coronavirus and Irish Job Postings Through 18th September: Data from Indeed.ie

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Recovery in job postings continues.

This post is updated as of 18th September 2020. We will continue to update these trends regularly as we track how coronavirus impacts the global labour market. 

The job postings trend on Indeed Ireland continues to gradually improve. Though overall postings were down -33% on last year’s trend as of 18th September, that was a further narrowing of the gap from -34% the previous week and the sixth consecutive week of improvements. It remains to be seen what impact the tightening of restrictions in Dublin at the end of last week has on the job postings recovery, but for now the picture is one of steady progress over recent weeks from the nadir of -57% seen in early June. 

Growth in care, social work and childcare   

Looking at the sectoral breakdown, the strongest improvement in the job postings trend over the past month was in personal care & home health, a category which includes caregivers and support workers. Community & social service was close behind, followed by childcare. Security & public safety also saw growth. Conversely, insurance and education & instruction saw the biggest weakenings in their job posting trends.

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.