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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Unemployment Benefit

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# Unemployment
Ireland’s Digital Champion: Our unemployment figures are a scourge
Lord Puttnam said he would like to work more closely with Richard Bruton as he sees a lot of crossover with his job and the minister’s department.
Column: The exploitation of young people has been cemented by this government
The cut in jobseeker’s allowance for those under 26 won’t nudge young people into “valuable training” in JobBridge or other schemes, it will push them into poverty and emigration, write Andrew Byrne and Dan Hayden.
Column: Cutting unemployment benefit to the under-26s is unjust and unacceptable
The plan is a further step towards the political disillusionment of young people, a drastic slash in living standards, and an even more polarised society, write Dan O’Neill and Fiona Dunkin.
# Social Welfare
Half the population benefitted from weekly social welfare payments in 2012
The department answered 8.4 million calls, allocated 154,000 PPS numbers and processed two million applications.
# Social Welfare
€669 million saved through social welfare control measures in 2012
Jobseeker’s benefit was the only payment that had a lower rate of suspected fraud than departmental error.
# Christmas
Burton: Unemployed who work over Christmas "should not have any concerns"
Those who are unemployed are able to work or attend a training course for up to eight weeks without it impacting on their various allowances.
# Unemployment
Live register down by 2,000 in August, but unemployment stays at 14.7pc
Ireland’s unemployment rate remains unchanged, while the number of under-25s on the register is down yet again.
# Bailout
Leaked Brussels report seeks Dole cuts to long-term unemployed
The European Commission says it’s disappointed that a draft document – raising the heat on Dublin – has been leaked.
Child benefit, medical cards and dole payments: IMF's hitlist for next Budget
An IMF review says “expensive universal supports” like child benefit may need to be reformed to be better targeted.
# Back to Work
How to boost job prospects for the unemployed? The ESRI thinks it has the answers
New research suggests training in how to conduct job searches and schemes which subsidise employers to take on workers are most likely to be successful.