Irish Economy: Full-time jobs in indigenous
exporting firms in 2013 were below the 2000 level, based on data released Monday
by Enterprise Ireland.
The State agency which supports indigenous firms
that have exporting potential, said today in its end 2013 statement that total
direct employment (full and part time) in Enterprise Ireland client companies
stood at 175,750 in 2013. Of these, 149,718 are full-time jobs, while
26,032 are part-time.
Enterprise Ireland reported that its supported
companies created 18,033 new jobs in 2013. This resulted in a net increase of
5,442 in the number of people employed by Enterprise Ireland supported
companies, the highest net gain for Irish companies in the last decade and
"indicators suggest that this was primarily due to the strong export performance
of Enterprise Ireland client companies."
The jobs data comes from the Annual Employment
Survey carried out by Forfás. The final 2013 report will be published in early
At end 2012, Enterprise Ireland said total
permanent jobs were at 146,908, which means an addition
of 2,810 jobs in 2013.
In the Forfás 2012 survey, it put full-time jobs
in Irish firms at 144,964, which compared with 153,270 in 2000.
Taking the Forfás figures for 2012 and adding the 2,810 jobs for EI, would leave the total about 6,000 below the level in 2000. There were 1,120 full-time employees at Údarás na Gaeltachta in 2013 and there was no material change on 2012.
EI statement on 2013
Jobs in Ireland's foreign-owned sector in 2013 below level in
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