More jobs become available



Figures released from the report reveal that there has been a 10% increase on job vacancies during the first quarter of the year.

Morgan McKinley conducted the data and the survey also found that jobs in tourism rose by 17%, engineering by 17%, production and manufacturing grew by 11%, accountancy and finance rose by 8% and jobs in science, pharmaceuticals and food also rose by 8%.

Commenting on the report, its author Stephen Kinsella said that the increase in hiring activity for property-related sectors may be a leading indicator that a recovery in construction is taking place.

"This will be good for employment and unemployment too. It is too soon to tell whether the trend is sustainable but we will look forward to the next report with interest. Overall, the Irish economy is in a fragile state but employment is recovering with domestic demand lagging behind it," the University of Limerick economist added.