Increase in jobs advertised online for second consecutive quarter (infographic)

15 Oct 2013

The number of jobs advertised online increased 5pc in Q3 (July to September) 2013, according to the Jobs Index. This marks the second quarter in a row that job vacancies posted online have increased, paving the way for an annual increase compared to 2012.

“While the annual picture remains mixed, looking forward with modest 0.5 to 1pc growth in demand over the remainder of 2013, we expect to see an increase in job availability as we head into the holiday season and Q4 2013,” said Dr Stephen Kinsella of University of Limerick, author of the report.

Orla Moran, general manager of, says this is an important time in the jobs market as it experiences growth.

Jobs in retail, wholesale and purchasing saw the greatest rise of 22pc, followed by HR (12pc), transport (10pc) and both customer service and languages and medical professionals and healthcare at 9pc.

Job opportunities advertised online in the legal sector saw a decrease of 19pc, followed by beauty, leisure and sport (9pc), and education, childcare and training (8pc).

By region, online job advertisements are up 18pc in Cork, 7pc in Dublin and 1pc in Limerick.

Jobs Index infographic -

Elaine Burke
By Elaine Burke

Elaine Burke was editor of Silicon Republic until 2023, and is now the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. Elaine joined Silicon Republic in 2011 as a journalist covering gadgets, new media and tech jobs. She later served as managing editor before stepping up as editor in 2019. She comes from a background in publishing and is known for being particularly pernickety when it comes to spelling and grammar – earning her the nickname, Critical Red Pen.

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