How to interpret the stock market figures that show Ireland’s economy is doing well?
And what can you do with that information?
If you’ve been following the Irish economy closely you know that many people would prefer not to talk about it.
They would rather not talk about how bad Ireland’s economic performance has been, or what the economy is going to look like in the future.
But they can understand what is going on when they have some sort of data to compare the latest economic figures with the last time it was done.
These are the data that are available for public consumption.
The statistics are a bit of a mixed bag in terms of the information that people are likely to be able to find useful, particularly if they have access to them.
The Irish Statistical Authority (ISA) has a nice set of charts that show the latest trends in the Irish economic statistics.
The latest series is available for viewing here.
These show a clear and steady downward trend in the unemployment rate over the past five years.
The unemployment rate is the number of people who are unemployed.
The more people are out of work, the less likely it is that people will find work.
And when people do find work, they are less likely to earn enough to pay their rent.
The chart below shows the latest employment figures for the country.
The black line shows the annual rate of unemployment.
The red line shows where the unemployment level is.
The blue line shows when it started to climb in January of this year.
The white line shows what the rate would be if the unemployment was zero.
So there is a clear upward trend in unemployment in Ireland.
The other thing to notice is that, in the first half of this decade, the rate was falling at a faster rate than the national rate of growth.
The national unemployment rate fell by 0.7 percentage points to 7.9 per cent in the second half of 2015, while the unemployment rates in Dublin and Cork fell by the same amount.
That is a pretty substantial fall in unemployment.
But when we look at the numbers over the longer term, it is clear that this trend is not continuing.
The next chart is for the year ending September 2016.
The first thing to note is that there has been a clear downward trend for the past four years.
The next chart shows the percentage of the total population that are out and unemployed in the last year.
Ireland has a high proportion of the population that is unemployed.
There is a large number of unemployed people in Ireland, and there is also a large proportion of people on the low paid end of the labour market.
The proportion of unemployed Irish people has risen by 10.4 percentage points since 2012, and by 2.2 percentage points in the past year.
And that brings us to the question of whether the data in the latest series has been skewed.
In the last few years, the latest data series has shown an increase in the proportion of unemployment in the country, but there has not been an increase to the national unemployment level.
If you look at that data, it looks like the unemployment numbers are actually rising.
The rate of unemployed workers is up.
The jobless rate is up by 1.4 per cent since the last series of statistics was published in March of this season.
The increase in unemployment has been almost entirely in Dublin.
I would not say that there is any particular bias towards Dublin in the data.
I do think there is some bias towards the north.
The number of employed people in the city fell by more than 3,000 people since last year, from 7.1 million to 7,000, according to the latest figures.
This represents a 4.5 per cent decline in the number who are employed in Dublin over the last four years, but the unemployment is still well above the national level.
In terms of employment, the figures do show that the number in the labour force is increasing.
The total employment in the whole of Ireland has been growing by 3.1 per cent over the period.
The rise in employment is mostly in the higher paid part of the workforce.
The numbers for the lowest paid workers are up by 2,700.
The figures for full-time employment are up 1,900.
The employment numbers for women are also up, by 1,700, with the number on the lower end of that scale rising by 3,700 people over the same period.
Of course, the data also show that, while many of the people in jobs are being created, many of them are being lost.
A number of job losses have been recorded since March, as well as a slight increase in net job losses.
But the data shows that overall, employment is growing.
One of the key factors behind this growth is that more people in occupations that require a university degree are being hired, particularly those in the health and social care sectors.
Another key factor behind this trend has been the increase in apprenticeships, which have been steadily increasing over