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Table 2 Transition rates

From: Changes in labour market transitions in Ireland over the Great Recession: what role for policy?

  2006 2011
Overall:   
Employment to unemployment 1.8% 4.9%
Unemployment to employment 37.3% 27.8%
By age group:   
Employment to unemployment:   
15-19 3.3% 6.3%
20-24 3.4% 9.7%
25-34 2.0% 6.1%
35-44 1.4% 4.3%
45-54 1.2% 3.6%
55 plus 0.8% 2.6%
Unemployment to employment:   
15-19 19.5% 8.5%
20-24 43.4% 23.1%
25-34 43.3% 30.8%
35-44 38.7% 31.4%
45-54 38.8% 31.4%
55 plus 33.5% 26.9%
By education level:   
Employment to unemployment:   
Below leaving certificate 2.1% 6.0%
Leaving cert 1.9% 5.7%
PLC 1.6% 6.8%
Third level non-degree 1.5% 3.6%
Third level degree 1.2% 2.9%
Unemployment to employment:   
Below leaving certificate 24.3% 15.7%
Leaving cert 43.0% 27.5%
PLC 46.9% 27.2%
Third level non-degree 49.1% 40.7%
Third level degree 59.8% 50.0%
  1. Note: Derived from the QNHS micro-data. The base for the employed to unemployed transition rates is employed in the previous quarter, and the base for the unemployed to employed transition rates is unemployed in the previous quarter.