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Dublin: 10 °C Saturday 25 October, 2014

#Unemployment

# unemployment - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

People on the dole will get a Christmas present from the government this year

The Christmas Bonus will be reintroduced this year – one of two increases in the area of social welfare announced in today’s Budget.

# unemployment - Monday 13 October, 2014

Lower dole rate leaves Ireland’s young people ‘struggling to make ends meet’

An organisation representing young people in Ireland is calling for the €188 rate to be restored for all young people who are taking part in education, training and works experience programmes.

# unemployment - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Three quarters of people with spinal injuries in Ireland are unemployed

Four in ten people with spinal cord injuries live at or below the poverty line.

Nearly everyone in Ireland will have a job again by 2020*

*Assuming ESRI’s latest predictions are right.

# unemployment - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

New law would force unemployed to upload CVs to job sites – or have their dole cut Employment This post contains videos

New law would force unemployed to upload CVs to job sites – or have their dole cut

The government has launched its latest Pathways to Work document today.

From Business ETC Say no to austerity, it’s time to build jobs with Ireland’s ‘spectacular’ growth Recovery

Say no to austerity, it’s time to build jobs with Ireland’s ‘spectacular’ growth

Business lobbyists IBEC have doubled their economic growth forecast for the year.

# unemployment - Monday 6 October, 2014

Poll: Are you satisfied in your current job? I Can't Get No This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you satisfied in your current job?

Monday blues, anyone?

# unemployment - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Opinion: 4 things that can be implemented in the Budget to promote economic growth

For Ireland’s recovery is to be truly successful, our growth must be sustainable – and felt throughout the entire country – writes Ian Talbot of Chambers Ireland.

# unemployment - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Love/Hate, dolphins, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers

Plus: What’s the average age for people getting married now?

Aaron McKenna: How can we bring our emigrants home?

The energy and vibrancy of younger workers is what drives an economy on – but, quite apart from that, emigration is a poignant human tragedy.

# unemployment - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

From Business ETC ‘Be business focused not jobs focused’ – government told Budget 2015

‘Be business focused not jobs focused’ – government told

Owner-operators should have their costs cut in the budget to create long-term jobs, ISME says.

The unemployment rate has fallen to 11.1%

The number of people on the Live Register is now 370,050.

# unemployment - Monday 29 September, 2014

Vlog: Leaving it all behind… one emigrant’s story of saying goodbye to Ireland

Young graduate Oisin Gregorian is making a video diary of his experience of leaving Ireland for Spain.

From Business ETC Some employers will take half of job interview candidates from Live Register Unemployment

Some employers will take half of job interview candidates from Live Register

A new charter for employers has been launched by the Tánaiste Joan Burton today.

# unemployment - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Rural Ireland: ‘The life has gone out of it. Even 20 or 30 jobs would give the place a lift’

A short documentary shows how the people of Ballydehob are dealing with unemployment and emigration.

# unemployment - Friday 12 September, 2014

From Business ETC Companies too worried about themselves, not enough about jobless: Tesco boss Little Help

Companies too worried about themselves, not enough about jobless: Tesco boss

Tony Keohane says businesses need to do more to help long-term unemployed.

# unemployment - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Our unemployment rates are among the highest in the developed world

But things look a lot healthier when it comes to education…

# unemployment - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Jobless figures down, though they’re still doling it out

Fewer people signing up for benefits, but nearly half now long-term claimants.

# unemployment - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

At-risk youth may be ‘unemployable’ after recession

‘Meaningful’ action needed so vulnerable young people share in recovery.

From Business ETC More jobs coming as Irish firms get ‘back on feet’ Jobs

More jobs coming as Irish firms get ‘back on feet’

Small businesses are expecting to hire extra staff this year… and to have to pay more for them.

# unemployment - Monday 1 September, 2014

One third of Irish population forced to go without basic necessities

A report this morning also warns that we will need to serious investment in healthcare facilities as the number of over 85s in Ireland will double by 2025.

# unemployment - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Unemployment has fallen (again) to 11.5%

But the rate of jobs growth appears to be slowing…

# unemployment - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

From Business ETC No more austerity needed to hit Budget target, says Goodbody – and we could even cut income tax Here Come The Good Times

No more austerity needed to hit Budget target, says Goodbody – and we could even cut income tax

The latest quarterly report from Goodbody Stockbrokers has some positive points on the Irish economy.

# unemployment - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Opinion: Schemes like Tús don’t make a blind bit of difference to long-term unemployment

Have work schemes increased individuals’ “work readiness” or just exploited them?

# unemployment - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

‘JobPath’ scheme could help 160,000 long term unemployed

The Department of Social Protection will introduce its new JobsPath scheme next year.

# unemployment - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Guinness, Facebook, and drink driving: The week in numbers

Plus: How many flights went in and out of Ireland’s airports last year?

# unemployment - Thursday 7 August, 2014

The 9 at 9: Thursday

It’s Thursday – and here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Good news: Unemployment rate predicted to fall to 9.8% in 2015

The ESRI predict that unemployment will fall to 9.8% next year.

# unemployment - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

JobBridge is ‘absolutely not’ used by employers to get cheap labour

The Junior Minister for Labour Activation said that any employers who abuse the system will be “taken off”.

# unemployment - Friday 1 August, 2014

From Business ETC The Briefcase: good numbers, burnt bondholders, and the ghosts of Irish banking Inbox Me

# unemployment - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Non-EU citizens register much higher unemployment rate across the EU than locals

Eurostat figures also show that EU citizens living in other EU states had a higher employment level last year than people from that state.

# unemployment - Friday 11 July, 2014

Economy set to grow 3.3% this year (and we won’t be getting that harsh budget after all)

Merrion Stockbrokers is bullish on the economy, and says that an adjustment of only €1 billion is needed in Budget 2015.

# unemployment - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Here’s what the social welfare budget paid for last year

Between pensions, jobseeker’s payments and allowances for children and carers, Joan Burton’s department spend €20.3 billion.

# unemployment - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Almost 3,000 extra young people were signing on last month

Overall, the number of people on the Live Register decreased by 4,400 in June.

# unemployment - Monday 30 June, 2014

Numbers acquiring Irish citizenship rapidly increased between 2010 and 2012 – report

A new ESRI report looks at a number of factors of immigrant lifestyle.

# unemployment - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Opinion: Yes, I’m unemployed but that doesn’t make me lazy or incompetent

Somebody told me the other day, quite abruptly, that ‘there are plenty of jobs out there’. Well, I beg to differ.

# unemployment - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Portmarnock beach, Thomas Piketty, and butter coffee: The week in numbers

Plus: How many people in Ireland have a Skype account?

# unemployment - Friday 20 June, 2014

From Business ETC Opinion: Is austerity really a necessity – or do we have a choice? National Debt

Opinion: Is austerity really a necessity – or do we have a choice?

We’ve been told that we have no choice but to accept austerity measures to get the country back on its feet… but is that really true?

Ireland is split between people who have good jobs – and people who don’t

Ireland is ‘divided between people with good jobs – and those without them’, an economic expert says.

# unemployment - Thursday 19 June, 2014

What can be done to help Ireland’s “unacceptable” rate of jobless households?

A new report has come up with a number of proposed solutions.

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