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Eurostat

# eurostat - Friday 11 July, 2014

From Business ETC If EU house price rises were a music chart, would Ireland make the top 5? Countdown

# eurostat - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Asylum applications to Europe were up 29% in the first quarter of this year

Applications to Ireland were up 60 to 290.

# eurostat - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Irish parents shell out for some of the highest childcare fees in Europe

A new report says that Ireland is one of only two countries where there is no minimum level of formal qualification for working with younger children.

# eurostat - Thursday 19 June, 2014

From Business ETC Poor us: Ireland is less wealthy than the EU average Wealth

Poor us: Ireland is less wealthy than the EU average

No prizes for guessing who’s towards the top…

# eurostat - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

From Business ETC EU employment is struggling, with Ireland below average Jobwatch

EU employment is struggling, with Ireland below average

The amount of people working in Europe has decreased, and still hasn’t recovered from the financial crisis.

# eurostat - Friday 11 April, 2014

There are 147,000 underemployed people in Ireland ready to work more hours

In the EU28 , 9.9 million of the part-time workers were classed as “underemployed” meaning they wish to work additional hours and are available to do so

# eurostat - Monday 24 March, 2014

Asylum applications in the EU surged to 435k last year

Ireland received just 0.2 per cent of these.

# eurostat - Sunday 23 March, 2014

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: If prices are deflating, why are we feeling poorer? Column

Damien Kiberd: If prices are deflating, why are we feeling poorer?

Statisticians tell us inflation is a memory but what lies beneath – massive premiums on childcare, health insurance, water tax and more – is a better measure of the pain consumers feel.

# eurostat - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Report shows quality of life in Ireland above EU average

The EU report was published to coincide with International Happiness Day.

# eurostat - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

From Business ETC House prices in the euro area are still on the rise House Prices

House prices in the euro area are still on the rise

Countries like Slovenia and Denmark, however, are not faring well.

# eurostat - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Ireland spends less of its social protection budget on old age benefit than anywhere in EU

The state has one of the highest spends on healthcare, however.

Ireland has the highest birth, lowest death and greatest emigration rates in Europe

As of 1 January this year, Ireland’s official population was 4,591,100.

# eurostat - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Ireland has reduced the number of early school leavers, Eurostat finds

Ireland is on its way to meeting its targets in some areas, but more work is needed to tackle poverty and social inclusion.

# eurostat - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Ireland really is the garden of Europe, survey finds

Ireland is covered in the highest proportion of grassland in Europe, says Eurostat survey.

# eurostat - Monday 21 October, 2013

Budget deficit for 2012 still inside Troika target despite revisions

Initial estimates for April were revised, after it became clear that revenue from mobile phone licences should be filed under this year’s figures.

# eurostat - Monday 7 October, 2013

Ireland has the highest fertility rate in the European Union

New figures from Eurostar also show that Ireland has a higher than average rate of people who are at risk of poverty and social exclusion and has experienced one of the highest falls in employment.

# eurostat - Monday 30 September, 2013

From Business ETC There’s an incredible lack of inflation in eurozone… and the world right now Inflationistas

There’s an incredible lack of inflation in eurozone… and the world right now

Despite the perception that central banks are pumping money frantically, inflation rate debunks this.

# eurostat - Thursday 11 July, 2013

From Business ETC House prices in the EU continue to plummet Property

House prices in the EU continue to plummet

In Ireland, prices fell 3 per cent nationally in the first three months of this year.

# eurostat - Monday 1 July, 2013

From Business ETC Food, alcohol and tobacco prices drive up cost of living Inflation

Food, alcohol and tobacco prices drive up cost of living

Inflation in the eurozone is expected to be 1.6 per cent for last month, up 0.2 per cent from May.

From Business ETC Over 26 million people in the EU were unemployed last month Unemployment

Over 26 million people in the EU were unemployed last month

Compared with May last year, the rate of unemployment has increased in 17 member states and fallen in ten.

# eurostat - Thursday 27 June, 2013

From Business ETC Irish broadband among Europe’s worst for running slower than advertised Broadband

Irish broadband among Europe’s worst for running slower than advertised

EU data shows download speeds are usually only 85 per cent as quick of advertised – and uploads are even lower.

# eurostat - Saturday 22 June, 2013

It’s official: Irish prices for cigarettes and alcohol are EU’s highest

Irish drink prices are 62 per cent higher than the EU average – and only the Finns pay more for their drink.

# eurostat - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Ireland rejects more asylum seekers than most EU countries

Only 8.6pc of asylum seekers in Ireland are granted protection – compared to an EU average of 25.2pc.

# eurostat - Monday 17 June, 2013

From Business ETC Pay for most Irish workers fell between December and March Pay

Pay for most Irish workers fell between December and March

Overall pay rose by 0.4pc, according to Eurostat – but if you don’t work in a professional industry, it probably fell.

# eurostat - Friday 14 June, 2013

From Business ETC Levels of employment in European Union still falling Jobs

Levels of employment in European Union still falling

Figures published by Eurostat show that over 220 million people were employed in the EU in the first quarter of this year.

# eurostat - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Ireland has a better than average rate of high speed internet connections

A Eurostat study into the broadband market in Ireland found it has a relatively low take-up of fixed broadband but a better than average share of high speed connections.

# eurostat - Monday 27 May, 2013

Power surge: Ireland’s electricity prices rise by more than EU average

Ireland’s power prices rose 10 per cent last year – among the highest increases anywhere in the European Union.

# eurostat - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

From Business ETC Record breaker: Eurozone unemployment now at 12.1 per cent Unemployment

Record breaker: Eurozone unemployment now at 12.1 per cent

Over 19 million people are unemployed in the eurozone but Ireland has recorded one of the largest year-on-year decreases in unemployment rates.

# eurostat - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Poll: Should young people be prioritised in job creation? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should young people be prioritised in job creation?

USI wants a ‘significant investment’ in youth job creation – but younger people are also less likely to have pressures like mortgages.

USI calls for greater investment in Youth Guarantee Scheme

Latest figures have shown that 30.8 per cent of those under 25 years of age are now unemployed.

# eurostat - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

EU reports lowest number of road deaths in 2012 since records began

The number of road deaths in the 27-member bloc fell by 9 per cent last year, and is two-thirds lower than in 1965.

# eurostat - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

From Business ETC Eurozone sinks further into recession in last quarter of 2012 Recession

Eurozone sinks further into recession in last quarter of 2012

Figures from Eurostat confirm initial estimates in February that the eurozone economy shrank by 0.6 per cent in Q4 of 2012 with the EU shrinking by 0.5 per cent.

# eurostat - Friday 1 March, 2013

Over 26 million people unemployed across the EU

Meanwhile, eurozone unemployment hit a record 11.9 per cent in January with just under 19 million now out of work in the 17-member bloc.

# eurostat - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Irish people under 65 have highest poverty risk in western Europe

Ireland’s children and adult workers are more likely to face poverty or social exclusion than most other EU countries.

# eurostat - Thursday 14 February, 2013

From Business ETC Eurozone economy shrinks by 0.6pc in last quarter of 2012 Ouch

Eurozone economy shrinks by 0.6pc in last quarter of 2012

Uh-oh. A dramatic drop in the Eurozone economy spells bad news for hopes of a further boom in Irish exports.

# eurostat - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Ireland near the bottom of EU chart for energy independence

Eurostat figures for 2011, released this morning, show Ireland imported more of its energy than 23 other EU countries.

# eurostat - Friday 4 January, 2013

From Business ETC Cost of living in the Eurozone rose by 2.2pc in 2012 Inflation

Cost of living in the Eurozone rose by 2.2pc in 2012

The EU’s Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices shows inflation at 2.2 per cent, its lowest annual rate in six months.

# eurostat - Thursday 20 December, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From Business ETC Ireland’s population of low-wage earners among EU’s highest Earnings

Ireland’s population of low-wage earners among EU’s highest

New Eurostat figures show over a fifth of Irish workers are earning less than the national median hourly wage.

# eurostat - Thursday 15 November, 2012

From Business ETC Falling growth means Eurozone is back in recession Eurozone

Falling growth means Eurozone is back in recession

Hadn’t you noticed? Eurozone GDP fell by 0.1 per cent in the third quarter of 2012.

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