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#Live Register

# live-register - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

Unemployment rises in Ireland and the eurozone

The unemployment rate in the eurozone is now at an all time high as our own rate of unemployment rose in November according to the latest figures.

# live-register - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Unemployment rises in October to 14.4 per cent

The number of people signing on the live register increased by over 2,500.

# live-register - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Unemployment rate drops slightly in September 2011

While rate appears to be stablising, the proportion of those on the Live Register long-term has increased.

# live-register - Friday 9 September, 2011

Poll: Is the government's internship scheme worthwhile? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the government's internship scheme worthwhile?

Critics have branded the JobBridge initiative ‘exploitative’, while others say it provides valuable experience. What do you think?

# live-register - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Unemployment rate at its highest since December

The unemployment rate rose by 0.1 per cent to 14.4 per cent in the August, with 1,600 more people signing on the Live Register.

# live-register - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

Latest figures show unemployment rose in July

The number of long-term unemployed on the Live Register now stands at 40.4 per cent.

# live-register - Friday 15 July, 2011

Western Australia 'can take one-third of unemployed from Ireland'

The state’s jobs minister says the region needs 150,000 workers – or one in three of those on the Live Register.

# live-register - Friday 1 July, 2011

US firms need 2,000 Irish workers but say the skills aren't there

American companies complain that they can’t find Irish workers with the right skills.

# live-register - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

2,900 more signing on to Live Register in June

Standardised unemployment rate rose slightly in this month compared with May, and of the 2,900 extra people signing on, 2,000 were men.

# live-register - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Unemployment rate increased in May, reaching 14.8 per cent

Figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the numbers signing on jumped by 2,600 in the month of May.

# live-register - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Unemployment down slightly as Live Register is unchanged

Ireland’s rate of unemployment now stands at 14.6 per cent, down 0.1 from last month, with 439,200 signing on.

# live-register - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

Unemployment stays at 14.7 per cent as live register rises

1,100 more people were signing on March, up by almost 11,000 on the same time last year but down on September’s peak.

# live-register - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

In numbers: Brian Cowen's tenure as Taoiseach

As one administration takes power, another steps down – so here’s some condensed figures on the Brian Cowen era.

# live-register - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

Live Register falls marginally in February

CSO figures show that while the number of people signing on is slightly up on last year, it’s down when seasonally adjusted.

# live-register - Thursday 6 January, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Over 5,000 added to Live Register in December

The number of people on the live register is now at 440,000.

# live-register - Thursday 9 December, 2010

299,000 people unemployed in third quarter of 2010

The rate of long-term unemployment in Ireland has risen sharply, although overall unemployment is slowing down.

# live-register - Wednesday 1 December, 2010

Jobless numbers continue to fall slightly

The number of people signing on in November was down by 4,200 on the month before, though up on November 2009.

# live-register - Wednesday 3 November, 2010

Unemployment falls by 12,800 since September

Brian Cowen tells the Dáil that the decrease is “much higher” than anticipated as the CSO releases new figures.

# live-register - Wednesday 29 September, 2010

Unemployment falls as Live Register down by 24,500

Seasonally adjusted, the number of people signing on decreased by 5,400 – but increased based on a year ago.

# live-register - Thursday 2 September, 2010

More professionals on live register

The number of middle-class joining the dole queue surges.

# live-register - Thursday 5 August, 2010

THE JOBLESS TOTAL now exceeds 450,000, following a sharp increase in the number people signing on the Live Register in July.

The Central Statistics Office said today the numbers signing on – when seasonal factors are taken into account – climbed by 8,500 from June, to reach 452,500.

The increase is the biggest in the past year. The figures show that women accounted for more than half of the increase.

The unadjusted figure showed that there were 466,800 people signing on, an increase of almost 14,000 from June. The CSO said the unemployment rate rose to 13.7% from 13.4% in June.

For the first time, the Live Register figures include details of the sector in which applicants previously worked. The largest percentage increase was in the professional group – the number of white-collar workers signing on for the first time rose by 12.3% in the last month alone.

In the six months since January, the number of unemployed professionals has risen by 22.8%.

The Live Register includes some part-time, seasonal and casual workers. It is not designed to measure unemployment, though it is regarded as the most up-to-date indicator of the state of the jobs market.