Written answers

Wednesday, 18 January 2023

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Job Creation

Photo of Louise O'ReillyLouise O'Reilly (Dublin Fingal, Sinn Fein)
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46. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of jobs created in the manufacturing sector in each of the years 2018 to 2022, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1734/23]

Photo of Simon CoveneySimon Coveney (Cork South Central, Fine Gael)
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My Department has responsibility for collating and publishing official statistics on clients of the enterprise development agencies, namely, Enterprise Ireland, IDA and Údarás na Gaeltachta. This includes employment data. The CSO is responsible for collating official statistics on all firms (and employment) in Ireland. Table 1 below shows the number employed in Manufacturing sectors (NACE C) in Ireland for the years 2018-2022.

Table 1: Employment in Manufacturing, 2018-2022

2018 Q3
2019 Q3
2020 Q3
2021 Q3
2022 Q3
Manufacturing NACE C
Source: CSO, Labour Force Survey

Employment in manufacturing increased from 254,100 in Q3 2018 to 291,300 in Q3 2022, an increase of 14.6% over the four year period.


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