Ireland has dropped six places in the global rankings for most attractive work destinations over the last three years, according to a new data from IrishJobs.ie.

It now stands at number 32, down thirteen places since the first study was carried out in 2014.

Dublin has also suffered a fall in the rankings for most attractive cities, slipping to 36th place in 2020 compared to 34th in 2018.

That is down 12 places since the city rankings were first published in 2014, where it was positioned at number 24.

The survey, which was conducted in partnership with Boston Consulting Group and the Network, polled a total of 209,000 workers across 190 countries, including 824 employees in Ireland.

The survey found Canada to be the most desirable country for employment overall, followed by the United States and Australia. 

London proved to be the most attractive city globally, with Amsterdam and Dubai ranking in second and third position.

According to the data, employees from the UK were the most open to moving to Ireland in 2020, entering the top ten list for the first time since the 2018 rankings.