Ireland

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LABOUR MARKET

 

 

Labour market indicators

Unemployment rate in 2004: 4,5% (ILO data)


Working population:

Year

Total Population

Working population

Activity rate

2004  

4 019 000  
1 730 662  
43%  
Source : Worldbank


Employment by sector:

Year

Agriculture

Industry

Services

2004  

6.8%  
28%  
65.2%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data

 

Employment contracts


Salaries

National monthly minimum wage as of 01/01/2003: 1,073 euros

Average wage for a wage earner in the manufacturing industry in 2004: 13.48 euros by  hour (ILO data)

 

Number of hours

Legal definition of full time work (per week): 48 hours


Useful links

For further informations on the labour market, check out the following web sites:

- International Labour Organization (ILO): studies, statistics and reports on working conditions and labour markets

- NATLEX : ILO database on national labour laws

- Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment

- Ireland Labour Law Profile

- Irish Business and Employers' Confederation, (IBEC)


Last modified in January 2006
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