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Jobs in industry up but down in farming

Wednesday, 8th November, 2017 10:09am

Story by Siobhan Holliman
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Jobs in industry up but down in farming
Jobs in industry up but down in farming

COUNTY dwellers have seen jobs grow in the industrial sector by more than 20 per cent over the past five years – more than twice the national average.

Employment in both Galway city and county is continuing to rise, according to new analysis of Census figures by the Western Development Commission.
Industrial growth has been largely driven by jobs in the medical devices sector which employs nearly 8,000 people in the city and county – 5,000 of these living in the county.
Galway county has the fourth highest share of people working in industry of all counties nationally. However, for a rural county, the figures also reveal a slightly worrying drop in the numbers working in agriculture.

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