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# unemployment - 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.

# unemployment - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Damien Kiberd: Reasons to be cheerful? Maybe - but cautious too

Should we be optimistic or pessimistic? Doing the hokey cokey or pleading poverty at the back door of the Bundesbank?

# unemployment - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Madeleine McCann, jewel thefts and mortgages: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage unemployment rate does Taoiseach Enda Kenny want to see in 2016?

From The Daily Edge This t-shirt nails the feeling of being unemployed in Ireland ON THE DOLE

This t-shirt nails the feeling of being unemployed in Ireland

The Department of Social Rejection.

# unemployment - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Today everyone’s been talking about the CRC senior staff top-ups, ESB strike action and the murder inquiry launched in Kerry.

# unemployment - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

‘Relentless pursuit’: Kenny hopes unemployment will be under 10 per cent by 2016

“This is a collective responsibility and an attack on creating job opportunities by government and all its agencies,” Enda Kenny said yesterday.

# unemployment - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

‘Very encouraging’: Fall in unemployment to lowest level since 2009 welcomed

Good news on the employment front according to figures from the Central Statistics Office today with the fall to 12.8 per cent unemployment welcomed by the government.

# unemployment - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Risk that high unemployment will become 'structural' in Ireland

The OECD is mainly upbeat on Ireland’s economic future but worries about stubbornly high unemployment.

# unemployment - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Central Bank assessing issues at 100 credit unions

Eamon Gilmore told the Dáil today that there are twenty credit unions that have reported regulatory reserves below the minimum requirement.

Burton confident about Youth Guarantee despite concerns

The Minister was speaking about the Youth Guarantee scheme, which ministers are meeting about in Paris.

Enda Kenny in Paris to discuss youth unemployment

He is joined by Social Protection Minister Joan Burton.

# unemployment - Sunday 3 November, 2013

In Spain, even toddlers learn Chinese for job hopes

Parents are being encouraged to improve their children’s chances – from the age of three – in a country with high 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.

# unemployment - Saturday 2 November, 2013

JobBridge, cigarettes and house prices: The week in numbers

Plus: Exactly how many Labour Party councillors have left the party because they disagree with its policies in government?

# unemployment - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about water restrictions again, unemployment and 48 children who died of thirst.

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.

# unemployment - Monday 28 October, 2013

Irish man considers joining British army to pull family out of poverty Exclusive

The 25-year-old father of two said he was told he would be expected to spend six months in Afghanistan if he enlisted.

# unemployment - Friday 25 October, 2013

ACC Bank restructuring results in 180 job losses

ACC Bank is withdrawing from providing standard banking products.

# unemployment - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Former Mountjoy governor: Dole cuts likely to push young people into criminality

John Lonergan told that the cut announced in the Budget is “a terrible indication of the value we place” on our young people.

# unemployment - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Cigarettes and lots of debt: 7 things in Budget 2014 that you may have missed

We’ve read the Budget documents so you don’t have to…

# unemployment - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Readers’ Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from Budget 2014?

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of tomorrow’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

# unemployment - Friday 11 October, 2013

Column: This is how to tackle youth unemployment

A European Youth Guarantee would see young people secure an offer of employment, continued education or apprenticeship within four months of becoming unemployed or leaving education, writes Emer Costello.

# unemployment - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Burton: 'Welfare savings is one of the reasons we could reduce Budget adjustment'

A reduction in the Live Register has produced €150 million in welfare savings.

# unemployment - 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…

# unemployment - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Most industries plan to hire more staff, but overall employment to drop in Q4

Employment in Leinster and Connacht is set to be hit the hardest, dropping by 8 per cent.

# unemployment - Friday 13 September, 2013

Irish economy is 'leaving behind far too many for far too long'

An OECD report published yesterday was critical of attempts to reduce long-term and youth unemployment in Ireland.

# unemployment - 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.

# unemployment - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Almost 1 in 2 men who took their own lives had worked in construction

The cases were recorded over four years from around the start of the down-turn in September 2008.

# unemployment - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Live Register down by 3,400 in August

The latest figures show that there were 435,280 signing on to the Live Register last month.

# unemployment - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Brian Cowen still can't believe he was Taoiseach: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Lack of jobs causing unemployment and ‘ordinary man’ survives bus trip into town.

'Restrictive' criteria denying jobseekers access to support schemes

Minister Joan Burton’s department has defended itself against criticisms in a recent report, saying that resources are ‘scarce’ and so the long-term unemployed are prioritised.

# unemployment - Thursday 29 August, 2013

CSO: Numbers in employment increased by 9,600 in three months

Stats for the second quarter of the year show a seasonally adjusted increase in employment 9,600. There was an annual increase of 1.8 per cent.

Jobs Expo says it has more than 200 Irish positions on offer

Among the companies signed up to this event are KBC Bank, Citco Fund Services, Morgan McKinley and Hibernia Evros.

# unemployment - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Welfare traps preventing people from moving into employment

A report has recommended that the department review eligibility criteria for some payments to “recognise the reality of the labour market”.

# unemployment - Saturday 17 August, 2013

China's economy is booming, but here's what could go wrong

The second largest economy in the world has enjoyed a phenomenal rise to its current status, but there are some very simple factors which could cause turmoil, both for China and for the rest of the world.

# unemployment - Sunday 11 August, 2013

Every single county has more long-term unemployed this year

Just three counties saw an overall drop in the Live Register – Limerick, Kerry and Clare.

# unemployment - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Live Register falls by 3,200 in July

The number of people signing on for a year or more has decreased slightly, -1.3 per cent on July 2012.

Irish graduates in Australia sought for jobs back home

Recruiters at Robert Walters want Irish emigrants who have gained experience in financial services.

# unemployment - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Heatwave, hepatitis and holiday: The week in numbers

Plus: how many 1 cent and 2 cent coins were minted in Ireland in the last eight years (and may soon be obsolete)?

# unemployment - Friday 19 July, 2013

Bruton: Welcomes Action Plan for Jobs progress but people are still struggling

Figures show that the unemployment rate has dropped below 14 per cent for the first time since 2010.