The Equality Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Irish Labour Market

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has published a report: The Equality Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Irish Labour Market.

This report shows that employment levels rose post-pandemic, while unemployment and labour market inactivity generally fell. The authors note that “the overall recovery in the labour market post pandemic has been extraordinary given the nature and extent of the shock, likely due in part to the package of financial measures. The findings shine a light on the buffering effect of the fiscal response to the COVID-19 pandemic on the labour market, highlighting the protective and stabilising role of significant public investment”.

The report is available to download here.