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Dublin: -2 °C Sunday 26 April, 2015

#Unemployment

# unemployment - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

‘I have never felt so strongly wronged by those who represent our country’

Here I am, feeling like a second-class citizen in my own country, crying over a water meter. Do the politicians I voted for even care?

# unemployment - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

From Business ETC Germany is laughing all the way to the jobs office Wunderbar

Germany is laughing all the way to the jobs office

The country’s unemployment figures for March were the best since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

# unemployment - Saturday 28 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge Top Gear’s James May seems to be enjoying his new-found ‘unemployment’ Greensleeves

Top Gear’s James May seems to be enjoying his new-found ‘unemployment’

He’s been learning the descant recorder, you know.

# unemployment - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Saying jobs are only being created in Dublin is ‘highly misleading’

One in four workers earn less than the living wage, new research has found.

# unemployment - Monday 16 March, 2015

Suicides of more than 470 men in Ireland linked to recession

In 2008, the trend of falling suicide rates started to reverse and self-harm among both men and women has also been rising.

# unemployment - Saturday 7 March, 2015

How big is the average penis? That, and more, in the week in numbers

Plus: How much did Willie Walsh earn last year?

# unemployment - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Irish unemployment is THIS CLOSE to dropping below 10%

The live register hasn’t seen figures this low since February 2009

# unemployment - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Joan Burton: I sometimes wonder if TDs criticising JobBridge have ever worked in a job*

* “Apart from politics of course,” the Tánaiste said.

The JobBridge €50 top-up won’t be increased, here’s why

The National Youth Council of Ireland thinks “significant reform” of the internship scheme is needed.

With all this good news, why is Labour so low in the polls? We asked Joan Burton…

The Tánaiste answered questions about Labour’s low poll ratings today.

# unemployment - Saturday 21 February, 2015

‘If it wasn’t for JobBridge, I’d still be on benefits’

Almost four years on from the launch of the internship scheme, we’ve been asking participants about their experiences…

# unemployment - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

As unemployment rates rise, the risk of suicide increases

A study found that both men and women of all ages were equally vulnerable to the effects of rising unemployment.

# unemployment - Friday 6 February, 2015

Opinion: Raising the minimum wage sounds nice, but it could price young people out of work

A substantial minimum wage rise right now would be a very hollow victory if it meant that businesses couldn’t remain competitive and collapsed.

# unemployment - Thursday 5 February, 2015

The Great Recession had a HUGE impact on Ireland’s young people

A new ESRI study has looked at how many young people were unemployed in recent years – and it’s grim reading.

# unemployment - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

This is what 2015 will look like for jobs and pay cheques*

*According to the Central Bank’s latest update, that is.

# unemployment - Monday 2 February, 2015

Opinion: JobBridge has very vocal critics, but it’s delivering results for thousands of young people

Unpaid internships are largely the preserve of the well-off and reinforce disadvantage; JobBridge has levelled the playing field.

From Business ETC Ireland’s economy should soon be back where it started – except for all that debt Erase And Rewind

# unemployment - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

From Business ETC Every single month in 2014 there were fewer and fewer people on the dole queue Going Down

Every single month in 2014 there were fewer and fewer people on the dole queue

The unemployment rate is now down to 10.6%.

# unemployment - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

The budget will take a big hit next year because of Irish Water: ESRI

But at least things are looking good for jobs and the economy.

# unemployment - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Tayto crisps, Mary Lou McDonald, and U2: The week in numbers

Plus: How many homeowners are more than two years behind with their mortgage repayments?

# unemployment - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

The dole queue has shrunk to a post-recession low… And Joan Burton’s happy

Each person off the Live Register and into a job saves the taxpayer €20,000 a year, the government says.

From Business ETC Good news Dublin: A tech company is creating 150 jobs Now Hiring

Good news Dublin: A tech company is creating 150 jobs

The jobs will be in areas such as business, technical analysis, quality assurance, and application support

# unemployment - Thursday 27 November, 2014

# unemployment - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

The unemployment rate has been revised down even further

A new CSO report has revealed that since the same time last year, the number of people unemployed has fallen by 37,000.

# unemployment - Friday 21 November, 2014

From Business ETC Most employers will be hiring next year, but workers expect to get more from those jobs Money Talks

Most employers will be hiring next year, but workers expect to get more from those jobs

People are expecting extra cash after years of shrinking pay packets.

# unemployment - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Here’s how many Irish Water employees were taken off the live register

More than one fifth of the meter installers were unemployed before they got their current job.

# unemployment - Friday 7 November, 2014

Signing off for Christmas work? Your dole will be restored ‘immediately’ afterwards

Minister Kevin Humphreys is reminding those on Jobseekers payments that seasonal work of up to eight weeks can be taken.

# 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.

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