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Dublin: 18 °C Tuesday 16 September, 2014

#Unemployment

# 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.

# unemployment - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

From Business ETC Mortgage arrears, the bailout and unemployment – who’d be a leaving cert economics student? Examining Times

Mortgage arrears, the bailout and unemployment – who’d be a leaving cert economics student?

Some of the questions on the paper wouldn’t have been out of place in a third level exam, one expert said.

Opinion: How can we revitalise rural towns? Simple – take some of the risk out of doing business

The key to taking advantage of the bounce-back is to remove some of the fixed costs involved in starting up a business (or keeping one going).

# unemployment - Thursday 5 June, 2014

From Business ETC Live Register: Far more men than women are dropping their claims Signing On

Live Register: Far more men than women are dropping their claims

There was a 1,600 decrease in the Live Register figures, once seasonally adjusted.

# unemployment - Monday 2 June, 2014

From Business ETC Criticisms of Irish healthcare overspend and unemployment levels in EU report Rein It In

Criticisms of Irish healthcare overspend and unemployment levels in EU report

The European Commission has recommended that the government ensure that excessive debt is corrected in a sustainable manner by 2015 and beyond.

# unemployment - Monday 26 May, 2014

From Business ETC There are now almost 50,000 more full-time jobs than last year, many of them in agriculture Labour Force

There are now almost 50,000 more full-time jobs than last year, many of them in agriculture

Nine of the 14 sectors of the economy measured saw an increase in employment over the course of the last year.

# unemployment - 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.

# unemployment - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Men “hit harder than women by unemployment during recession”

Two new studies from the ESRI look at gender and the impact of the recession on work and finances.

# unemployment - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Opinion: Anxiety and depression are key in keeping the long-term unemployed out of work

Mental health, rather than economic growth, may be one of the key factors in helping people return to work.

# unemployment - Monday 12 May, 2014

From Business ETC Half of Irish companies forced to sack workers because of late payments Debt Disaster

Half of Irish companies forced to sack workers because of late payments

The Government has been blasted for its failure to set an example or pass laws to tackle the problem.

# unemployment - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Father-of-two works 20 hours a week for extra €2.38 on job scheme

The man, who has a community work placement, says he understands he has to work for his money but he was told he would get an extra €20.

# unemployment - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Rory Gallagher, Death Row, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers

Plus: How many bananas come into Ireland every week?

# unemployment - Friday 2 May, 2014

From Business ETC Unemployment down in eurozone but 18 million still jobless Crisis

Unemployment down in eurozone but 18 million still jobless

Greece is still the country faring the worst with an unemployment rate of 26.7 per cent.

# unemployment - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Unemployment rate falls again to 11.7 per cent

It represents the 22nd month in a row that the number of claimants on the Live Register has fallen.

# unemployment - Monday 28 April, 2014

Opinion: Across Europe, equality is being obliterated by austerity

Social Europe is being destroyed. Will our EU 2014 candidates pledge commitment to fighting rising poverty, unemployment, inequality and social exclusion?

# unemployment - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Column: We’re forced to bring skilled workers from abroad because of our educational failures

At a time when so many are unemployed, we have no choice but to to bring workers from abroad to Ireland. Why? We simply don’t have the skills ourselves.

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