The Border region counties of Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo are at risk of economic decline according to the Q2 2018 edition of the IrishJobs.ie Jobs Index .
National job vacancies in Q2 2018 grew by 7% year-on-year (YoY) and by 1% quarter-on-quarter.
Job vacancy growth came primarily from urban areas, like Dublin (+6% YoY), Cork (+24% YoY) and Limerick (+32% YoY), but rural counties such as Kerry (+32% YoY) and Meath (+24% YoY) also posted increases.
However, job vacancies in the Border county of Cavan dropped by 27% YoY.
In Leitrim, vacancies dropped by 17% YoY.
Counties Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan have the lowest job vacancy rates in the country.
In both Cavan and Leitrim, the rate has dropped by almost 15% year-on-year. This is a direct result of a continued lack of investment.