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#Unemployment

# unemployment - Thursday 7 October, 2021

'Order being restored' to public finances at a faster pace than expected, economists say
# Debt And Taxes
# Debt And Taxes

'Order being restored' to public finances at a faster pace than expected, economists say

Oct 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 14,106 Views 11 Comments

“Significant investments” in housing, climate change and healthcare will be required, the ESRI said.

# unemployment - Monday 12 July, 2021

10,000 jobseekers to be paid €306 per week as new work placement scheme launched
# Work Experience
# Work Experience

10,000 jobseekers to be paid €306 per week as new work placement scheme launched

Jul 12th 2021, 11:39 AM 74,915 Views 53 Comments

The Pathways to Work 2021-2025 strategy was launched by the government this morning.

# unemployment - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid
# PUP
# PUP

Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid

Updated Jun 1st 2021, 2:15 PM 30,931 Views 85 Comments
  • The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be phased out as part of the Covid-19 stimulus plan
  • The Covid wage subsidy scheme will be extended until the end of the year
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the pandemic caused "the most rapid and dramatic recession recorded outside of the world wars"

# unemployment - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Minimum wage workers disproportionately affected by pandemic disruption, says ESRI
# Labour Shocks
# Labour Shocks

Minimum wage workers disproportionately affected by pandemic disruption, says ESRI

Apr 8th 2021, 12:12 PM 10,508 Views 28 Comments

With cost of living taken into account, Ireland has just the seventh-highest minimum wage in Europe.

# unemployment - Saturday 6 February, 2021

New unemployment payment linked to past working history set to be introduced when PUP is phased out
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

New unemployment payment linked to past working history set to be introduced when PUP is phased out

Feb 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 185,875 Views 71 Comments

Varadkar said the phasing out of the PUP provides an opportunity to reform the country’s social welfare system.

# unemployment - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Christmas Bonus will be paid to over 1.6 million people in early December
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Christmas Bonus will be paid to over 1.6 million people in early December

Nov 26th 2020, 8:14 PM 34,024 Views 43 Comments

The bonus will be paid in the week beginning 7 December.

# unemployment - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

One in every five people out of work in October
# CSO
# CSO

One in every five people out of work in October

Nov 4th 2020, 12:02 PM 9,183 Views 8 Comments

Young people have been hit especially hard in the latest unemployment figures.

# unemployment - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Over 34,000 additional people receiving PUP since start of Level 5
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Over 34,000 additional people receiving PUP since start of Level 5

Nov 3rd 2020, 3:52 PM 9,105 Views 13 Comments

Almost 330,000 people are now receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

# unemployment - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Irish economy to shrink by between 0.4% and 1.1% this year, says Central Bank
# Economic Forecast
# Economic Forecast

Irish economy to shrink by between 0.4% and 1.1% this year, says Central Bank

Oct 6th 2020, 6:00 AM 11,887 Views 3 Comments

The latest forecast is buoyed by the ‘resilience’ of Irish exports.

# unemployment - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Covid-19 unemployment rates fell in September but 'significant impact' remains
# CSO
# CSO

Covid-19 unemployment rates fell in September but 'significant impact' remains

Sep 29th 2020, 4:20 PM 13,465 Views 11 Comments

CSO figures show that the unemployment rate in September for people aged 15 to 24 rose to 18.9% – down from 19.5% in August.

# unemployment - Thursday 17 September, 2020

New Pandemic Unemployment Payment bands kick in today, here's what you need to know
# Job Losses
# Job Losses

New Pandemic Unemployment Payment bands kick in today, here's what you need to know

Sep 17th 2020, 6:00 AM 46,520 Views 22 Comments

The PUP will move from two rates of payment to three rates, and the top rate is being reduced.

# unemployment - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Pandemic Unemployment Payment to remain open for new applicants until end of 2020
# Covid19
# Covid19

Pandemic Unemployment Payment to remain open for new applicants until end of 2020

Sep 15th 2020, 6:58 PM 26,823 Views 23 Comments

Changes to payment rates will still go ahead as planned on 17 September.

# unemployment - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Unemployment rate - including those on PUP - stands at 16.7%
# CSO
# CSO

Unemployment rate - including those on PUP - stands at 16.7%

Aug 5th 2020, 3:42 PM 23,584 Views 83 Comments

Just over 41% of people in the labour force aged between 15 and 24 were unemployed in July.

# unemployment - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Pandemic Unemployment Payment extended - but some rates will be tapered from 17 September
# SUPPORTS
# SUPPORTS

Pandemic Unemployment Payment extended - but some rates will be tapered from 17 September

Jul 23rd 2020, 4:59 PM 51,374 Views 38 Comments

The wage subsidy scheme will also be extended but the Taoiseach indicated a move away from supports towards greater employment.

# unemployment - Monday 13 July, 2020

Minister signals change to pandemic unemployment payment on the way
# Welfare
# Welfare

Minister signals change to pandemic unemployment payment on the way

Updated Jul 13th 2020, 8:15 PM 100,204 Views 55 Comments

Some 95,800 people are now receiving the reduced payment of €203 per week.

# unemployment - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Man arrested as part of investigation into Pandemic Unemployment Payment fraud
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man arrested as part of investigation into Pandemic Unemployment Payment fraud

Jul 2nd 2020, 3:12 PM 53,098 Views 13 Comments

The investigation is linked with up to 25 separate claims made under the scheme, totalling over €56,000.

Over one million people on Live Register or getting unemployment payment
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Over one million people on Live Register or getting unemployment payment

Jul 2nd 2020, 2:52 PM 13,729 Views 19 Comments

The number of people in receipt of Covid-related payments is decreasing as more businesses start to reopen.

# unemployment - Friday 12 June, 2020

Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society'
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society'

Jun 12th 2020, 12:28 PM 15,342 Views 56 Comments

A new paper calls on policymakers to ‘transform’ precarious and low-paid jobs.

# unemployment - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be extended for months, but reduced for part-timers
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be extended for months, but reduced for part-timers

Updated Jun 4th 2020, 12:19 PM 104,790 Views 162 Comments

The Taoiseach made the announcement at midday today.

Ibec warns of the 'sharpest compression of economic activity in living memory'
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Ibec warns of the 'sharpest compression of economic activity in living memory'

Jun 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 23,612 Views 45 Comments

The business lobbying group forecasts Irish unemployment to level off at 16% and GDP to contract by 11% for the year.

# unemployment - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Half of under-24s in Ireland are unemployed, CSO figures suggest
# Covid-19 PUP
# Covid-19 PUP

Half of under-24s in Ireland are unemployed, CSO figures suggest

Jun 3rd 2020, 7:20 PM 16,851 Views 21 Comments

If all claimants of the Covid-19 PUP payment are included, 26.1% of the Irish workforce are unemployed.

# unemployment - Thursday 28 May, 2020

ESRI warns against austerity measures in short-term as economy heals from the pandemic
# Downturn
# Downturn

ESRI warns against austerity measures in short-term as economy heals from the pandemic

May 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 20,119 Views 34 Comments

The think-tank has sketched the likely impact of the virus across a range of Irish economic indicators.

# unemployment - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

People warned not to fall for unemployment payment text scam
# Texts
# Texts

People warned not to fall for unemployment payment text scam

May 20th 2020, 5:58 PM 18,261 Views 7 Comments

The text states that the recipient is due to receive a payment, and asks them to click on a link.

# unemployment - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Taoiseach hopes it will be possible for grandparents to visit and hug their grandchildren over the summer
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Taoiseach hopes it will be possible for grandparents to visit and hug their grandchildren over the summer

Updated May 13th 2020, 3:40 PM 81,329 Views 80 Comments

Leo Varadkar said a limited easing of restrictions could begin on Monday.

# unemployment - Friday 8 May, 2020

Ireland's unemployment rate would be 28.2% if people on pandemic payment were included
# Economic Shock
# Economic Shock

Ireland's unemployment rate would be 28.2% if people on pandemic payment were included

May 8th 2020, 12:14 PM 19,282 Views 60 Comments

The CSO has said people on the payment do not meet the definition of being unemployed.

# unemployment - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Tourism, food and construction worst-hit by Covid-19 job losses
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Tourism, food and construction worst-hit by Covid-19 job losses

May 5th 2020, 9:19 AM 23,728 Views 32 Comments

Social protection minister Regina Doherty said she would hope construction workers would be returning to work soon.

# unemployment - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Bord na Móna employees will continue to turn up for work every day despite attempted lay-offs
# Bord Na Móna
# Bord Na Móna

Bord na Móna employees will continue to turn up for work every day despite attempted lay-offs

Apr 30th 2020, 4:50 PM 17,054 Views 17 Comments

Last week it was confirmed that up to 230 workers were to be removed from the company’s payroll.

# unemployment - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Donohoe describes predicted 22% unemployment rate as 'horrific'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Donohoe describes predicted 22% unemployment rate as 'horrific'

Apr 22nd 2020, 10:20 AM 28,112 Views 110 Comments

However, the finance minister said Ireland will rebuild its economy.

# unemployment - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Future changes to pandemic payment and wage subsidy scheme to be considered, says minister
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Future changes to pandemic payment and wage subsidy scheme to be considered, says minister

Apr 21st 2020, 6:50 PM 49,117 Views 67 Comments

Paschal Donohoe says people may have to move to normal social welfare schemes and wages subsidy scheme will have to be tapered.

# unemployment - Monday 20 April, 2020

Over a million people in Ireland receiving some sort of State income support
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Over a million people in Ireland receiving some sort of State income support

Apr 20th 2020, 2:20 PM 11,932 Views 16 Comments

Around 50,000 people currently receiving the unemployment payment are receiving income support for the first time.

# unemployment - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Recipients of Covid-19 illness benefit who were underpaid will get arrears this week
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Recipients of Covid-19 illness benefit who were underpaid will get arrears this week

Apr 8th 2020, 3:15 PM 23,158 Views 21 Comments

The department said the benefit was paid at the original rate “pending the system being built to apply the increased rate”.

# unemployment - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

More than 850,000 people now claiming Covid-19 unemployment benefits
# Financial Support
# Financial Support

More than 850,000 people now claiming Covid-19 unemployment benefits

Apr 7th 2020, 1:34 PM 25,323 Views 50 Comments

Tánaiste Simon Coveney also confirmed the Department of Foreign Affairs has helped some 4,600 Irish citizens return home.

# unemployment - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Over 500,000 people either out of work or receiving pandemic payments, new stats show
# Coronavirus Crisis
# Coronavirus Crisis

Over 500,000 people either out of work or receiving pandemic payments, new stats show

Updated Apr 2nd 2020, 11:16 AM 41,170 Views 120 Comments

The CSO released the figures this morning.

# unemployment - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Explainer: Here are the payments you're entitled to if your income is impacted by the coronavirus
# Covid19
# Covid19

Explainer: Here are the payments you're entitled to if your income is impacted by the coronavirus

Mar 24th 2020, 7:10 PM 88,267 Views 55 Comments

The government today announced additional supports.

# unemployment - Thursday 19 March, 2020

There have been 58,000 applications for the Covid-19 unemployment payment
# Support
# Support

There have been 58,000 applications for the Covid-19 unemployment payment

Updated Mar 19th 2020, 9:40 PM 47,107 Views 59 Comments

Minister Regina Doherty said 43,000 of those applications have been processed so far.

# unemployment - Friday 29 November, 2019

Concerns that thousands spent on Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a fourth time
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Concerns that thousands spent on Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a fourth time

Nov 29th 2019, 12:55 PM 22,988 Views 84 Comments

The two private companies operating JobPath have been paid €207m.

# unemployment - Thursday 7 March, 2019

'Ridiculous situation': Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a third time
# Jobseekers
# Jobseekers

'Ridiculous situation': Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a third time

Mar 7th 2019, 6:00 AM 63,253 Views 68 Comments

Private companies operating JobPath get over €3k for every jobseeker that makes it through the scheme.

# unemployment - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Committee told man on JobPath scheme had his CV amended against his wishes to conceal his ethnicity
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Committee told man on JobPath scheme had his CV amended against his wishes to conceal his ethnicity

Jan 17th 2019, 12:15 PM 38,824 Views 29 Comments

Private companies operating JobPath get over €3k for every jobseeker that makes it through the scheme

# unemployment - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Taoiseach: 'JobPath may not be needed in the future'
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Taoiseach: 'JobPath may not be needed in the future'

Dec 16th 2018, 4:00 PM 23,465 Views 51 Comments

Concerns have been raised about the repeat fees being paid to the companies operating the Jobpath programme.

# unemployment - Friday 30 November, 2018

Private companies getting €3,718 for every jobseeker that makes it through the State's Jobpath scheme
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Private companies getting €3,718 for every jobseeker that makes it through the State's Jobpath scheme

Nov 30th 2018, 12:24 AM 60,660 Views 97 Comments

How much the companies got paid per person has been shrouded in secrecy since the roll out of the programme.

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