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# Unemployed

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Unemployed number in Eurozone highest since records here began
There is a total of 19.071 million people unemployed in the eurozone.
Over 26 million people unemployed across the EU
Meanwhile, eurozone unemployment hit a record 11.9 per cent in January with just under 19 million now out of work in the 17-member bloc.
Poll: Should a percentage of new jobs be set aside for certain sections of society?
With 400 of the 1,600 jobs to install water meters being set aside for graduates, the unemployed and small businesses, is this a move that should be repeated?
Report: Government should establish a 'youth guarantee' for unemployed
A jobs committee has made a number of recommendations, including introducing a €1 million Youth Entrepreneurship Fund.
Column: Unemployed people already feel they have no worth without being called ‘spongers’
The contemporary world values people in terms of what they do for a living, so what is that saying to the unemployed, asks Tom Boland.
Small drop in live register figures - but unemployment stays at 14.6 per cent
The number of people aged 25 or under on the live register dropped for the 29th month in a row.
Maker of Oscar statues to lay off more than one third of workforce
The Chicago-based company also produces awards for the Emmys, the MTV VMAs, American Idol and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Readers’ Panel: Unemployed
Jane, who’s unemployed and owns a house that’s in negative equity, is happy that the NPPR is to be axed but thinks that the blanket cut to the children’s allowance was a mistake.
Readers' Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2013?
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.
Sinn Féin launches its jobs plan
The party says it has identified €13 billion which can be sourced to create jobs, improve competitiveness and increase productivity.
Sharp rise in numbers taking part in back-to-work schemes
More than 57,000 people are now taking part in the various schemes for long-term unemployed.
Shortall, security and kicks in the bum: the week in numbers
Exactly HOW many people would be better off on the Dole? And just how many people emigrate from Ireland every day?
Column: I had no job but volunteering helped me feel more fulfilled
Graduate Paul Lang found himself unemployed after leaving college but said that volunteering was the first step to getting his life back on track.
New online directory for unemployed people launched
Minister Joan Burton launched the new on-line directory Find Your Local services, alongside the 19th edition of the handbook Working for Work.
'Positivity is here in this room, people getting up and starting again'
Attending today’s Springboard Roadshow in Dublin,’s Christina Finn asks job seekers why returning to education is their only option.
Man offers first paycheck in return for a job in Dublin
The 20-year-old Kildare man said he wants his independence, and he’s willing to shell out to anyone who can help him on his way.
Department to examine rehiring of retired primary school teachers
Several retired teachers who were recently rehired by primary schools were taken on for more than 50 days.
Jobs announced in Cork as jobseekers roadshow begins
The National Jobseekers Roadshow kicked off today in Dublin and Cork – and Cpl has some recruitment tips for those interested. Meanwhile, M/A-COM Technology Solutions has announced 30 new jobs in Cork.
Government unveils scheme to get unemployed back to work
Minister Joan Burton unveiled the ambitious plan today and promised that the Irish government will not repeat the mistakes of the 1980s.
More than 5 million people now unemployed in Spain
There is now an unemployment rate of 22.8 per cent in Spain, a country which already had Europe’s worst unemployment level.
Unemployed people "are not statistics"
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore hits back at Joe Higgins description of ‘Pathways to Work’ interviews for jobless as “Alcoholics Anonymous style” meetings.
11 things you should never put on your CV
Looking for a job in the new year? Then take our advice and make sure not to put these on it…
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.
Man arrested after allegedly setting fire to 100 cars
It is reported that the young, unemployed man alleged to have lit the fires was motivated by “social envy”.
ESRI report says just 3 per cent better off on dole than in jobs
The organisation also recommends that the government look at diverse means of generating taxes other than relying on income-related taxes like the Universal Social Charge.
Unemployed construction workers to get €35m in EU aid
The money is aimed at re-training unemployed construction workers in Ireland so as that they can return to work.
€28,000 yearly welfare payments are not indicative of average families - Department
Figures put together by the Department of Social Protection show reveal how much a family of six on social welfare could receive in a year.
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.