A survey on consumer sentiment in Ireland shows that people are feeling increasingly uncertain about their futures.
The report carried out by KBC Bank also shows that people living in Dublin are chiefly concerned about employment, while those living outside Dublin were more concerned about their household finances.
The survey was taken before the outcome of the UK referendum.
Austin Hughes from KBC Bank said: "For the last couple of years, consumer sentiment has been on a steadily increasing trend, but what we see in the last quarter is consumers becoming a little bit more nervous.
"There's a more uncertain global climate, and in Dublin, consumers are hearing about the threatened Intel lay-offs, and others. It's all making them a little bit more nervous about the jobs market."