EURES Cross Border Partnership Report 2021: Labour Market Movement & Skills Gap on the Ireland
Posted On: 17 Dec 2021
The purpose of this paper, which is the third of its kind, is to provide up-to-date, robust
information on cross border activity in the Ireland – Northern Ireland region and build upon
the 2019 EURES Ireland/Northern Ireland Cross-Border Partnership report “Cross Border
Labour Market Movement and Skills Gaps on the Island of Ireland”, and the 2020 report
“Labour Market Movement and Skills Gaps on the Island of Ireland”. In line with best practice,
information has been gained from the reputable sources that provide such information,
primarily the Central Statistics Office (CSO) in the Republic of Ireland, the Northern Ireland
Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) in Northern Ireland, with additional data coming from
EUROSTAT and the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
From the information provided by CSO and NISRA we have produced a report we hope will
support jobseekers, workers and employers in the region as well as providing a focus for the
EURES Cross Border Partnership regarding the direction of travel for our partnership and
where we can use our resources most effectively in the coming years.
In a wider context and as part of the EURES Cross Border Network, the information we are
providing will be useful in a comparative context to other border regions across the European
Union and further afield. This will assist Cross Border Partnerships to analyse the mobility
flows and hopefully provide some solutions to the issues faced by jobseekers, workers and
employers in the border regions.