Irish and UK labour market information


Ireland's future skills needs 2020: carries out studies into the supply and demand for skills in individual business/industrial sectors and occupations, and, through its reports, puts forward recommendations for averting any anticipated mismatch. 

 Regional Labour Markets Bulletin 2016 are the most recent publications.

Forfas Vacancy Overview 2014: Provides an overview of the demands for labour as measured by trends in advertised vacancies

Economic and Social Research Institute : press releases/commentaries

Manpower : The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey is one of the most respected and authoritative indices on employment trends. Conducted quarterly, the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey measures employers' intentions to increase or decrease the number of employees in their workforce during the next quarter.

Central Statistics Office : the primary source of statistics for economic and social trends in Ireland.  Such reports provides the basis for reports on the labour market


Teaching Company Directorate : government scheme which helps companies access the knowledge and skills within the UK's 'Knowledge Base' (universities, colleges, independent research and technology organisations, and Government funded research units).

Best Practice in Graduate Recruitment : document produced by Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS), Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), and the National Union of Students (NUS) 

Labour Market Information: news and analysis of the graduate job market in the UK (from the Prospects Website)

Graduate Market Trends (GMT): quarterly journal produced by HECSU (Higher Education Careers Services Unit) contains quality information about contemporary debates in higher education, graduate employment and career learning.

 What do Graduates do?: published annually by HECSU and AGCAS using data from the annual HESA of Leavers from Higher Education. Contains commentaries on degree subject areas and analysis of the HESA FDR data. (2016 Graduates) 

For more information contact a member of the Career Development Team