SOLAS Quarterly Skills Bulletin Older Workers 2019

8 August 2019 

Older Workers Participation in Labour Market

Over the ten-year period since 2008 there has been an increase of 330,000 people aged 50 years or over resident in the state, to reach 1.53 million in quarter 4 2018. Since 2008 the labour force participation rate for those aged 50 plus has increased, driven by an increase in female participation, whereas the total participation rate as measured in terms of persons aged 15 or over has decreased slightly over the same period.

The complete report which was complied by the SOLAS Labour Market Research Unit can be read by clicking here