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Dublin: 18 °C Thursday 31 July, 2014

Unemployment

# unemployment - Yesterday’s News

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.

# unemployment - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Column: I’ve entered the Church of Burton … Yes, I am now a JobBridge intern

After two years of being unemployed, I’ve just started a JobBridge internship. The experience has been a mixed one so far.

# unemployment - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

From Business ETC OECD says JobBridge is leaving most disadvantaged behind Jobs

OECD says JobBridge is leaving most disadvantaged behind

The international think tank also recommended that the role of the Community Employment Programme be reconsidered as it is not cost effective, especially in terms of getting people back to regular employment.

# unemployment - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

# unemployment - Monday 7 April, 2014

From Business ETC Consumer sentiment down in March after seven year high Not So Happy Customers

Consumer sentiment down in March after seven year high

The chief economist at KBC Bank Ireland said it likely reflects a normal ebb and flow in the data and we shouldn’t be too worried.

# unemployment - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

VIDEO: The devastating aftermath of the Waterford Crystal factory closure

Four former workers at the plant are trying to highlight the issues they have been dealing with over the last five years – mainly the fact that they still haven’t been given a pension.

# unemployment - 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.

# unemployment - Friday 7 March, 2014

Up to 560 suicides linked to the recession

That’s according to a report on suicide prevention that will be presented to the Dáil committee next week.

# unemployment - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Live Register falls below 400,000 for the first time in five years

Around 2,500 people less are on the Live Register than in January.

# unemployment - Monday 3 March, 2014

Most of 500,000 identity cards in Ireland issued to social welfare claimants

Almost 239,000 of these cards have been issued in Dublin.

# unemployment - Thursday 27 February, 2014

There are now 253,200 unemployed people in Ireland

The unemployment rate has fallen to 12.1 per cent.

# unemployment - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Jobseeker payments expenditure to fall by as much as 20 per cent

The spend in 2014 is expected to be close to half of what it was in 2011.

# unemployment - Friday 21 February, 2014

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know today as we head towards the weekend.

# unemployment - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

250,000 households have less than €15,000 a year to live on

But income gaps are skewing analysis of the income average according to the Nevin Economic Research Centre.

# unemployment - Friday 7 February, 2014

Column: The Youth Guarantee is an escalation of the government’s war on young people

The government’s real response to unemployment is two-pronged: forced emigration and using mass unemployment to try to drive down wages and conditions, writes Paul Murphy MEP.

# unemployment - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Government’s jobs plan delivers 90 per cent success rate – but Bruton insists it’s not spin

“If I came in and we were saying: ‘We had a 100 per cent success rate’, you’d say: ‘Well that’s just spin,’” Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said today.

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