Average weekly earnings in Ireland increased 3.9 percent year-on-year to EUR 849.69 in the second quarter of 2021, easing from a downwardly revised 7.6 percent advance in the prior period. It should be noted that there may be a compositional effect due to the significant changes in employment in certain sectors. The change in average weekly earnings may be impacted to some degree by those employments that have left or joined a sector having lower/higher average earnings than those employments that remained in the sector in both quarters. Earnings rose by 4.6 percent across the private sector and by 2.6 percent across the public sector. The largest increases were recorded in administrative and support services (12.2 percent); professional, scientific and technical activities (9.9 percent); construction (8 percent) and wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (6 percent). source: Central Statistics Office Ireland

Wage Growth in Ireland averaged 1.41 percent from 2009 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 8.40 percent in the first quarter of 2021 and a record low of -2.90 percent in the first quarter of 2010. This page provides - Ireland Wage Growth- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Ireland Average Weekly Earnings YoY - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Wage Growth in Ireland is expected to be 4.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Ireland Average Weekly Earnings YoY is projected to trend around 2.90 percent in 2022 and 2.20 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Ireland Average Weekly Earnings YoY


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-01 10:00 AM Q1 8.4% 7.7% 8.8%
2021-09-01 10:00 AM Q2 3.9% 7.6% 10.5%
2021-11-25 11:00 AM Q3 3.9% 4.4%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 6.40 6.50 percent Sep/21
Employed Persons 2352.50 2250.50 Thousand Jun/21
Unemployed Persons 184.10 170.50 Thousand Jun/21
Unemployment Change -16863.00 -4452.00 Persons Sep/21
Full Time Employment 1875.20 1805.30 Thousand Jun/21
Part Time Employment 477.90 433.60 Thousand Jun/21
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.10 60.40 percent Jun/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 17.40 17.00 percent Sep/21
Wages in Manufacturing 929.77 976.81 EUR/Week Jun/21
Initial Jobless Claims 31919.00 40329.00 Persons Sep/21
Average Weekly Hours 32.50 32.30 Jun/21
Average Hourly Earnings 26.14 26.89 EUR Jun/21
Wages 849.69 867.52 EUR/Week Jun/21
Wage Growth 3.90 7.60 percent Jun/21
Employment Rate 68.60 65.60 percent Jun/21

News Stream
Irish Average Earnings Rise 3.9% in Q2
Average weekly earnings in Ireland increased 3.9 percent year-on-year to EUR 849.69 in the second quarter of 2021, easing from a downwardly revised 7.6 percent advance in the prior period. It should be noted that there may be a compositional effect due to the significant changes in employment in certain sectors. The change in average weekly earnings may be impacted to some degree by those employments that have left or joined a sector having lower/higher average earnings than those employments that remained in the sector in both quarters. Earnings rose by 4.6 percent across the private sector and by 2.6 percent across the public sector. The largest increases were recorded in administrative and support services (12.2 percent); professional, scientific and technical activities (9.9 percent); construction (8 percent) and wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (6 percent).
2021-09-01
Irish Average Weekly Earnings Growth at Fresh Record High
Average weekly earnings in Ireland jumped 8.4 percent year-on-year to EUR 867.52 in the first quarter of 2021, quickening from an upwardly revised 7.7 percent advance in the prior period. It was the biggest gain since comparable records began in 2009 but it should be noted that there may be a compositional effect due to the significant changes in employment in certain sectors. The change in average weekly earnings may be impacted to some degree by those employments that have left or joined a sector having lower/higher average earnings than those employments that remained in the sector in both quarters. Earnings rose by 8.7 percent across the private sector and by 4.9 percent across the public sector. The largest increases were recorded in arts, entertainment, recreation & other services activities (13.4 percent to EUR 615.47), in accommodation & food services (9.5 percent to EUR 394.29), and in the information & communication sector (7.7 percent to EUR 1,426.27).
2021-06-01
Irish Average Weekly Earnings Rise Most on Record
Average weekly earnings in Ireland surged 7.5 percent year-on-year to EUR 844.98 in the fourth quarter of 2020, accelerating from a downwardly revised 3.3 percent rise in the previous period. It was the biggest gain since comparable records began in 2009 but it should be noted that there may be a compositional effect due to the significant changes in employment in certain sectors. The change in average weekly earnings may be impacted to some degree by those employments that have left or joined a sector having lower/higher average earnings than those employments that remained in the sector in both quarters. Earnings rose by 8.5 percent across the private sector and by 3.4 percent across the public sector. The largest gains were recorded in the information and communication sector (EUR 1,344.59), followed by the financial, insurance and real estate activities sector (EUR 1,189.59).
2021-03-02

Ireland Average Weekly Earnings YoY
In Ireland, Average Weekly Earnings YoY measures the year-on-year change of Average Weekly Earnings, which correspond to the total earnings for the quarter divided by the average number of persons employed during the same period divided by 13 (number of weeks in a quarter).