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Analysis of the Western Region’s labour market & enterprise profile 

The policy team analyses the region’s labour market, including travel-to-work patterns and available labour supply, to identify and highlight our specific needs and resources.

The team’s analysis of the region’s enterprise profile and trends gives an understanding of its economic structure and the basis of the local economy. The region’s enterprise structure largely determines its private sector employment patterns.

Long term unemployment, emigration, a mismatch between the supply and demand for skills and the urban focus of recent job growth are amongst the main challenges we face.

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