Ireland: SMEs employee numbers change previous 6 months 2016-2018

This statistic shows the change trends in the number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) employees in Ireland in the previous six months from May 2016 to January 2018. From the responding SMEs, in January 2018, 15 percent had increased their employee numbers while 5 percent had decreased them.

Monthly change trends in the number of SMEs employees in the previous six months in Ireland from May 2016 to January 2018*

IncreaseNo changeDecrease
Jan '18 15%80%5%
Dec '17 18%74%8%
Nov '17 17%76%7%
Oct '17 19%76%6%
Sep '17 19%75%6%
Aug '17 19%74%7%
Jul '17 17%76%7%
Jun '17 20%73%7%
May '17 19%76%6%
Apr '17 17%74%9%
Mar '17 20%75%5%
Feb '17 14%76%10%
Jan '17 16%77%7%
Dec '16 17%75%8%
Nov '16 18%76%6%
Oct '16 17%76%6%
Sep '16 17%76%6%
Aug '16 17%75%8%
Jul '16 21%72%7%
Jun '16 20%73%7%
May '16 16%76%7%
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Sources

Release date

March 2017

Region

Ireland

Survey time period

May 2016 to January 2018

Number of respondents

Various**

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Source question: How did the number of employees in your business change in the last 6 months?
** Survey sample group size varies:
May '16 = 536
Jun '16 = 518
Jul '16 = 360
Aug '16 = 296
Sep '16 = 437
Oct '16 = 326
Nov '16 = 392
Dec '16 = 314
Jan '17= 442
Feb '17= 270.

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