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Central Bank Forecasts Domestic Economic Growth Of Over 5% This Year.

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It is also expecting 160,000 jobs to be created by 2023

The Central Bank is expecting the domestic economy to grow by over 5 per cent this year - more than previously thought.

It's also revised upwards its projections for GDP growth - which includes multinationals - to over 15 per cent.

The unemployment rate is forecast to fall to around 7 per cent next year - with wage growth of around 5 per cent.

Mark Cassidy from the Central Bank says wages will rise in some sectors more than others:

 

The Central Bank is expecting 160,000 jobs to be created by 2023 as the economy recovers from the pandemic.

Domestic activity is due to reach pre-pandemic levels by the end of the year with growth of over 5 per cent - excluding multinationals.

The unemployment rate is forecast to fall to around 7 per cent in 2022 although some sectors will take longer to recover than others.

Mark Cassidy says they expect a steady drop in the number of people out of work over the coming years:

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