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Date Last Updated: 01-11-2022

Survey Name:

Impact of COVID-19 on Business and the Labour Market

Survey purpose:

To produce information on the enterprises/employees that availed of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme, Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme/the Pandemic Unemployment Payment or were on the Live Register during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

Not applicable


Ad hoc

Statistical Population:

All enterprises 3+ in NACE Rev 2 sectors B-J, L-N, R92-93, S95-96;
All employees in NACE Rev 2 sectors A-S

Sampling Frame:

Not applicable

Reference Area:

State, County

Time Coverage:

January 2020 – June 2022

Base Period:

Sector Coverage:

All enterprises in NACE Rev 2 sectors B-J, L-N, R92-93, S95-96 All employees in NACE Rev 2 sectors A-S

Survey Size:

Not applicable

Principal Variables:

Percentage of enterprises that availed of Wage Subsidy Scheme and/or Pandemic Unemployment Payment
Employee churn of persons who availed of Wage Subsidy Scheme/Pandemic Unemployment Payment or neither

Principal External Users:

Government, Economists, Media

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Colin Hanley

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Deirdre O'Connor, John Mullane, Dan Gallagher

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000