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Employment Permits issued and renewed in Ireland 2007 - 2017

Employment Permits 2017

Source: Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. Note: In 2007 employment permits became 2 year permits, accounting for some of the decline in permits issued from 2008 onwards.

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Employment Permits Issued and Renewed, 2007 -  2017
YearPermits Issued
Permits Renewed

Total Permits Issued (incl. Group Permits)

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

9,401

7,691

6,076

4,861

3,034

2,919

3,184

3,394

4,024

8,481

10,147

1,960

1,682

1,177

634

829

1,088

2,016

3,877

3,938

5,086

13,457

11,361

9,373

7,253

5,495

3,863

4,007

5,200

7,271

7,962

13,567

23,604

Source: Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation

Note: In 2007 employment permits became 2 year permits, accounting for some of the decline in permits issued from 2008 onwards


Employment and Unemployment of Irish and Non-Irish Nationals

Economic Status of Irish and Non-Irish Nationals, aged 15+, Quarter 4, 2016 and  Quater 4, 2015 ('000s)               

Nationality
In employment
UnemployedNot economically 
active
Total 

Q4 2016
Irish nationals*  
Non-Irish nationals:
   - EU15 excl Ireland
   - EU15 to EU28 States
   - Other  
Total persons 


1,731.7
316.4
75.7
141.2
99.6
2,048.1

121.8
25.6
5.9
11.1
8.6
147.4

1,294.3
164.9
57.3
43.2
64.5
1,459.3

3,147.9
507.0
138.9
195.4
172.6
3,654.8

Q4 2015
Irish nationals*  
Non-Irish nationals:
   - EU15 excl Ireland
   - EU15 to EU28 States
   - Other  
Total persons 



152.8
34.7
7.2
14.3
13.2
187.5

1,286.8
161.2
53.2
40.4
67.6
1,448.0

3,121.7
496.8
131.4
192.6
172.8
3,618.5
Year on year changes 
Irish nationals  
Non-Irish nationals  
Total persons  
49.6
15.6
65.1
-30.9
-9.1
-40.0
7.5
3.7
11.2
26.1
10.2
36.3

Source: Central Statistics Office, Quarterly National Household Survey. Quarter 4 2016.                
*Includes 'not stated'.  Data may be subject to future revision. Data may be subject to sampling or other survey errors, which are greater in respect of smaller values or estimates of change.

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1,579.7
269.2
75.6
125.9
67.7
1,848.9


1,577.9
269.7
74.2
124.3
71.3
1,847.7


1.7
-0.5
1.2

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