Ireland - Primary Industries Employment





Ireland: Primary Industries Employment

Mnemonic EPRI.IIRL
Unit Ths. #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 0.29 %
Data 2018 Q4 104.6
2018 Q3 104.9

Series Information

Source Central Statistics Office (CSO)
Release Labour Force Survey f.k.a. Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS)
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/1998
End Date 12/31/2018

Ireland: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Labor Force 2018 Q4 2,410 2,417 Ths. #, NSA Quarterly
Labor Force Employment 2018 Q4 2,281 2,273 Ths. #, NSA Quarterly
Primary Industries Employment 2018 Q4 104.6 104.9 Ths. #, NSA Quarterly
Secondary Industries Employment 2018 Q4 424.7 431.1 Ths. #, NSA Quarterly
Tertiary Industries Employment 2018 Q4 1,745 1,728 Ths. #, NSA Quarterly
Unemployment 2018 Q4 128.8 143.8 Ths. #, NSA Quarterly
Unemployment Rate 2018 Q4 5.4 6 %, NSA Quarterly
Wage & Salaries 2018 Q3 740.32 745.09 EUR, NSA Quarterly
Agriculture Employment 2017 121,178 125,994 # Annual

Release Information

The Quarterly National Household Survey, or QNHS, replaced the annual April Labour Force Survey (LFS) in 1997. The reason for the transition was to conform to international standards that required quarterly labour force surveys as opposed to annual. The QNHS includes data involving employment, unemployment and the labour force, as well as data on important social topics. 

Information for this survey is collected through the means of face-to-face interviews by team members using Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) on laptop computers. The source collects information throughout the year by surveying households each week in each quarter. The goal is to sample 26,000 households on a quarterly basis, however the actual survey sample varies depending on the level of response. Participation in the survey is voluntary. 

The survey population includes individuals aged 15 and older living in private households. Excluded persons from the survey includes institutionalized persons and persons with no fixed abode. The source collects demographic information, geographic information, highest level of eduction, ILO status, NACE Rev.2 industrial activity classification, occupation and employment status.  

The source selects households to participate in the survey by breaking geographic regions into smaller sections and chosing households in each section. Households are asked to take part in the survey for five consecutive quarters before being replaced by other households in the same geographic section. 

Data is generally final upon release and not subject to revision, however in the past the source has revised data if more information was found or if data was found to be errant. 

For more information, please visit the CSO at http://www.cso.ie/en/qnhs/qnhsmethodology/