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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Live Register

Last year
Live register figures increase in every county but Tipperary over 12 months
The seasonally adjusted live register for September was 184,100 people – a decrease of 1,900 from the previous month.
PUP and Live Register numbers rose by 5.8% in December
The number of PUP recipients recorded last month has fallen by 82% compared to the 308,357 recipients in December 2020.
All time
# Covid-19
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.
# Unemployment
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.
# brickies
'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.
# Tis The Seasonal Work
Jobseekers reminded they can take up Christmas work without losing entitlements
Businesses are being urged to hire people on the Live Register.
# Signing on
Number of young people signing on now stands at over 32,000
There are currently over 11,000 young people in long-term unemployment.
# named and shamed
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.”
# GE16 Fact Check
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.
# Signed on
Live Register: 35,000 fewer people signed on since last year
The number has dropped by almost 30% from its August 2011 peak.
# Unemployment
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
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%.
# Jobs Jobs Jobs
Irish unemployment is THIS CLOSE to dropping below 10%
The live register hasn’t seen figures this low since February 2009
# post-recession low
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.
# Going Down
Every single month in 2014 there were fewer and fewer people on the dole queue
The unemployment rate is now down to 10.6%.
# we're ready
Richard Bruton: I'm not worried about Northern Ireland cutting corporation tax
“We will compete and continue to compete hard.”
# Unemployment
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.
# Touchy subject
A Twitter row over this incredibly vague graph climaxed with a FG TD calling a voter a "moron"
That escalated REALLY quickly.
# Unemployment
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.
# Unemployment
Jobless figures down, though they're still doling it out
Fewer people signing up for benefits, but nearly half now long-term claimants.
# Jobs
Good news: Unemployment rate predicted to fall to 9.8% in 2015
The ESRI predict that unemployment will fall to 9.8% next year.
# Unemployment
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”.
# Jobseekers
Southwest region performing strongly as unemployment rate falls again
The unemployment rate now stands at 11.5%.
# Social Welfare
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
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.
# news wrap
Lunchtime Fix: 7 things you need to know
Catch up as you refuel.
# 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.
# Live Register
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.
# Jobswatch
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
# Prime Numbers
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?
# Scheme
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.
# News Fix
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.
# Jobs Jobs Jobs
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.
# Jobs
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.
# Jobs
Numbers on the Live Register fall again in November, unemployment at 12.5 per cent
More good news for the government this morning.
# Unemployment
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.
# Growth
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.
# Budget 2014
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…