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# unemployment - Yesterday’s News

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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%

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

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

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

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

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'

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

The Taoiseach made the announcement at midday today.

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.

# unemployment - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

The government today announced additional supports.

# unemployment - Thursday 19 March, 2020

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

# unemployment - Monday 8 October, 2018

Almost 8,000 people under the age of 26 are in long-term unemployment

The National Youth Council of Ireland has called for a €22m investment to resolve the issue.

# unemployment - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Unemployment set to drop again but Brexit could have negative impact on Irish growth

The ESRI said a neutral Budget may be the best option next month.

# unemployment - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Government wants future budgets to 'lean against the wind'

The Summer Economic Statement this year sets out the plans for next year’s Budget. And it’s all about cooling those jets in case Ireland overheats.

# unemployment - Thursday 14 December, 2017

The most common jobs in Ireland are in sales, retail and farming

Over two million people were working at the time of the Census last year.

# unemployment - Thursday 9 November, 2017

'I loved every minute': This inner city programme for unemployed youths has a 90% success rate

This programme was developed by Trinity College and brought together community groups, local businesses and young people eager to get into the workforce.

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