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#Live Register

# live-register - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Over one million people on Live Register or getting unemployment payment

The number of people in receipt of Covid-related payments is decreasing as more businesses start to reopen.

# live-register - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Ibec warns of the 'sharpest compression of economic activity in living memory'

The business lobbying group forecasts Irish unemployment to level off at 16% and GDP to contract by 11% for the year.

# live-register - Monday 7 January, 2019

'Thousands of non-national construction workers will be needed to meet housing targets' - Ibec

Ibec says there are not enough skilled workers here to meet demand.

# live-register - Friday 3 November, 2017

Jobseekers reminded they can take up Christmas work without losing entitlements

Businesses are being urged to hire people on the Live Register.

# live-register - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Number of young people signing on now stands at over 32,000

There are currently over 11,000 young people in long-term unemployment.

# live-register - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Almost 7 out of 10 motorists want drink drivers named on live register

Conor Faughnan from The AA said, “It’s a tragic Irish problem that hasn’t gone away.”

# live-register - Sunday 14 February, 2016

FactCheck: What effect does JobBridge and other schemes have on our unemployment rate?’s GE16 FactCheck examines an issue that’s on a lot of people’s minds.

# live-register - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Live Register: 35,000 fewer people signed on since last year

The number has dropped by almost 30% from its August 2011 peak.

# live-register - Thursday 7 January, 2016

There has been another drop in the number of people on the live register

The number of people signing on in December was 34,496 fewer than in the same month in 2014.

# live-register - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# live-register - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

15,000 under 25s have been signing on for over a year

The number of people signing on has dropped but unemployment is still at 10%.

# live-register - 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

# live-register - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Number of under 25s on the dole is rising (but unemployment rate has fallen again)

The unemployment rate it hit 10.5% in January – down from 10.6% in December.

# live-register - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

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

The unemployment rate is now down to 10.6%.

# live-register - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Richard Bruton: I'm not worried about Northern Ireland cutting corporation tax

“We will compete and continue to compete hard.”

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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.

# live-register - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

# live-register - 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.

# live-register - 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.

# live-register - Thursday 7 August, 2014

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

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

# live-register - 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”.

# live-register - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Southwest region performing strongly as unemployment rate falls again

The unemployment rate now stands at 11.5%.

# live-register - 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.

# live-register - 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.

# live-register - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Lunchtime Fix: 7 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

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.

# live-register - 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.

# live-register - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Live Register drops for 21st month in a row

There were 391,232 people on the Live Register last month, some 33,856 fewer than in March 2013

# live-register - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Paddy Power, obese kids, and identity cards: The week in numbers

Plus: How many candidates are running as ‘Independent Fine Gael’ in the local elections?

# live-register - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Gerry Adams says Gateway and JobBridge massaging dole numbers

He made the comment as the Live Register falls below 400,000 for first time since 2009.

# live-register - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Today everyone’s been talking about a man found dead in Dublin, Jenny Lauren’s €2,000 fine and Mary McAleese on the Catholic Church and homosexuality.

Number of people 'signing on' at lowest since May 2009

The number of people on the Live Register fell by 3,300 last month, according to the Central Statistics Office.

# live-register - Friday 13 December, 2013

Employment growth in Ireland outpaces the eurozone says EU stats office

EU figures show that employment grew by 1.1 per cent in Ireland between July and September, second only to Portugal.

# live-register - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Numbers on the Live Register fall again in November, unemployment at 12.5 per cent

More good news for the government this morning.

# live-register - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Unemployment rate fell to 13.2% in October but it’s still ‘unacceptably high’

This is the first month since May 2009 that the unadjusted Live Register total has been below 400,000 but Joan Burton sounded a note of caution today.

# live-register - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Rise in employment signals 2 per cent growth in Irish economy

Growth next year will depend on what happens outside Ireland, according to the ESRI.

# live-register - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Live Register figures continue falling as key Exchequer returns to be published

The Budget is less than two weeks away and the economic data is coming thick and fast…

# live-register - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Multinational companies are not here just for tax breaks — Burton

Minister Joan Burton said that while Ireland’s tax rates are favourable, the companies still employ large numbers of people.

# live-register - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about Enda Kenny promising to act on Priory Hall and the death of Ariel Castro.

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