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Press Statement

Preasr√°iteas

19 August 2019

LFS Agency Worker Employment Estimates Q1 2019

  • There were 50,400 employees who reported as being agency workers in Q1 2019 and this accounted for 2.6% of all employees in the State
  • Agency workers were more likely to be female (52.0%)
  • Almost two in every five agency workers reported that they work 40 hours or more per week
  • Agency workers were over two times more likely than all employees to report their duration of employment as being under one year
  • Agency workers were over three times more likely than all employees to report themselves as being in temporary employment
  • Go to release: LFS Agency Worker Employment Estimates Q1 2019

    The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today (19 August 2019) issued Agency Worker Employment Estimates from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) in respect of Q1 2019.

    Commenting on the report, Jim Dalton, Statistician, said: “This report presents results of an analysis of employees who self-reported as being in the paid employment of an employment agency in Q1 2019 and are thus referred to as agency workers.

    Key findings show that there were 50,400 agency workers in Q1 2019 and these accounted for 2.6% of all employees in the State.

    Agency workers were more likely to be female (52.0%). Over two in every five agency workers were aged 15-34 years (43.3%). Geographically, a similar proportion of agency workers live in the Southern (41.1%) or Eastern and Midland (44.0%) NUTS 2 regions.

    Just under one in five agency workers (17.9%) worked in the human health and social work sector (NACE sector Q), while a similar proportion (17.5%) worked in an Elementary occupation (SOC2010 Group 9).

    Almost two in every five agency workers reported that they work 40 hours or more per week (38.5%), while just over seven in ten (72.0%) reported themselves as being in full-time employment.

    Agency workers (38.5%) were over two times more likely than all employees (18.3%) to report their duration of employment as being under one year. Agency workers (28.0%) were also over three times more likely to report themselves as being in temporary employment compared to all employees (9.0%).” 

     

    For further information contact:

    Jim Dalton (+353) 21 453 5623 or Martina O'Callaghan (+353) 21 453 5491

    or email labour@cso.ie

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