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#Unemployment

# 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 23,498 Views 50 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 61,075 Views 97 Comments

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
# Budget Proposals
# Budget Proposals

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

Oct 8th 2018, 8:50 AM 24,674 Views 76 Comments

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
# Taxes And Spending
# Taxes And Spending

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

Sep 26th 2018, 6:00 AM 13,102 Views 43 Comments

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'
# Play It Cool
# Play It Cool

Government wants future budgets to 'lean against the wind'

Jun 19th 2018, 4:22 PM 7,298 Views 29 Comments

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
# Census 2016
# Census 2016

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

Dec 14th 2017, 12:40 PM 52,914 Views 36 Comments

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
# Career Leap
# Career Leap

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

Nov 9th 2017, 6:27 PM 15,618 Views 19 Comments

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

# unemployment - Friday 3 November, 2017

Jobseekers reminded they can take up Christmas work without losing entitlements
# Tis The Seasonal Work
# Tis The Seasonal Work

Jobseekers reminded they can take up Christmas work without losing entitlements

Nov 3rd 2017, 1:19 PM 21,666 Views 65 Comments

Businesses are being urged to hire people on the Live Register.

# unemployment - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Business leaders welcome Macron's labour reforms but trade unions aren't so happy
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Business leaders welcome Macron's labour reforms but trade unions aren't so happy

Aug 31st 2017, 6:34 PM 9,295 Views 32 Comments

France’s biggest trade union is planning street protests next month.

# unemployment - Thursday 15 June, 2017

There are 79 unemployment blackspots in Ireland, with Limerick worst affected
# Census
# Census

There are 79 unemployment blackspots in Ireland, with Limerick worst affected

Jun 15th 2017, 11:02 AM 66,752 Views 84 Comments

Meanwhile, the number of women looking after the home or family has continued to decline.

# unemployment - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Poll: Should self-employed people be entitled to Jobseeker’s Benefit?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Should self-employed people be entitled to Jobseeker’s Benefit?

May 2nd 2017, 9:06 AM 34,268 Views 72 Comments

A new survey suggests the self-employed would like more protection.

# unemployment - Friday 7 April, 2017

Community Employment places to be expanded as Varadkar calls them 'essential' and 'worthwhile'
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Community Employment places to be expanded as Varadkar calls them 'essential' and 'worthwhile'

Apr 7th 2017, 10:46 PM 21,928 Views 38 Comments

The minister says the schemes “do work that has to be done”.

# unemployment - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Unemployment down but over 100,000 people now 'trapped' in part-time work
# Underemployment
# Underemployment

Unemployment down but over 100,000 people now 'trapped' in part-time work

Jan 31st 2017, 6:05 AM 10,710 Views 28 Comments

Some of this work gives rise to increased dependency on State income supports like jobseekers benefit, new research shows.

# unemployment - Thursday 12 January, 2017

2016 was a good year for jobs, with a jump in construction roles
# Cranes In The Sky
# Cranes In The Sky

2016 was a good year for jobs, with a jump in construction roles

Jan 12th 2017, 5:23 PM 9,298 Views 17 Comments

However, businesses have been warned to prepare for the potential consequences of Brexit.

# unemployment - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Unemployment rate drops to post-crash low of 7.2%
# Jobs
# Jobs

Unemployment rate drops to post-crash low of 7.2%

Jan 4th 2017, 12:19 PM 14,164 Views 147 Comments

There were 157,700 unemployed people last month, a decrease of 35,500 when compared to December 2015.

# unemployment - Sunday 1 January, 2017

FactCheck: You asked, we answered - "real unemployment"
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: You asked, we answered - "real unemployment"

Jan 1st 2017, 7:00 PM 24,916 Views 61 Comments

Are job activation schemes masking the reality of unemployment in Ireland? What kind of jobs are people getting anyway?

# unemployment - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Irish jobs: Unemployment is down again but we shouldn't be complacent
# Opinion
# Opinion

Irish jobs: Unemployment is down again but we shouldn't be complacent

Nov 23rd 2016, 8:30 PM 217 Views 23 Comments

Brexit hasn’t had a destructive short-term impact here but there is a way to go until we have full employment, writes Victor Duggan.

# unemployment - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Ireland has the highest rate of young people receiving benefits across 35 countries
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Ireland has the highest rate of young people receiving benefits across 35 countries

Oct 5th 2016, 8:51 PM 21,499 Views 142 Comments

A recent report compared and measured the experience of youth across OECD member states.

# unemployment - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Despite incomes increasing, Americans still believe the country is heading in the wrong direction
# Keep The Recovery Going
# Keep The Recovery Going

Despite incomes increasing, Americans still believe the country is heading in the wrong direction

Sep 17th 2016, 9:15 AM 8,890 Views 27 Comments

All the signs suggest the US economy is improving steadily. So why do the majority of Americans think the country is on the wrong track?

# unemployment - Thursday 1 September, 2016

Live Register: The number of people signing on has fallen below 300,000
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Live Register: The number of people signing on has fallen below 300,000

Sep 1st 2016, 12:32 PM 13,328 Views 70 Comments

The figures show that there are now 299,200 people officially signed on, compared with 340,700 from this time last year.

# unemployment - Monday 8 August, 2016

Unemployment benefits are top of the wish list for the self-employed
# Benefits
# Benefits

Unemployment benefits are top of the wish list for the self-employed

Aug 8th 2016, 12:26 PM 17,575 Views 64 Comments

However, the head of ISME says the government needs to show some leadership on the issue.

# unemployment - Thursday 21 July, 2016

# unemployment - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Social welfare office workers suffer punches and have chairs thrown at them
# Assaults
# Assaults

Social welfare office workers suffer punches and have chairs thrown at them

Apr 23rd 2016, 3:46 PM 27,119 Views 83 Comments

A union representing workers in Intreo offices said these employees need greater protection.

# unemployment - Saturday 26 March, 2016

'We need to weed out bogus disability claims for the people that really need it'
# Column
# Column

'We need to weed out bogus disability claims for the people that really need it'

Mar 26th 2016, 8:00 AM 3,359 Views 137 Comments

Aaron McKenna writes that people who truly need the disability payment are suffering at those that are scamming.

# unemployment - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Life after an election: 'The hurt, the hard work and signing on the dole'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Life after an election: 'The hurt, the hard work and signing on the dole'

Mar 3rd 2016, 8:50 AM 110 Views 20 Comments

Nicola Cassidy, a former Green Party press officer, chronicles what happens when it all goes pear shaped.

# unemployment - Sunday 14 February, 2016

FactCheck: What effect does JobBridge and other schemes have on our unemployment rate?
# GE16 Fact Check
# GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: What effect does JobBridge and other schemes have on our unemployment rate?

Feb 14th 2016, 6:00 PM 30,428 Views 97 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck examines an issue that’s on a lot of people’s minds.

# unemployment - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Live Register: 35,000 fewer people signed on since last year
# Signed On
# Signed On

Live Register: 35,000 fewer people signed on since last year

Feb 4th 2016, 3:00 PM 8,651 Views 87 Comments

The number has dropped by almost 30% from its August 2011 peak.

# unemployment - Thursday 7 January, 2016

There has been another drop in the number of people on the live register
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

There has been another drop in the number of people on the live register

Jan 7th 2016, 1:24 PM 14,486 Views 112 Comments

The number of people signing on in December was 34,496 fewer than in the same month in 2014.

# unemployment - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Irish family to spend first Christmas together in 12 years as parents follow kids to Australia
# Emigration
# Emigration

Irish family to spend first Christmas together in 12 years as parents follow kids to Australia

Dec 17th 2015, 4:45 PM 34,122 Views 54 Comments

Janet and Eugene found being separated from their children and grandchildren unbearable.

# unemployment - Monday 23 November, 2015

Joan denies an unemployed man was told to apply for 200-300 jobs a week
# Didn't Happen
# Didn't Happen

Joan denies an unemployed man was told to apply for 200-300 jobs a week

Nov 23rd 2015, 6:10 AM 21,660 Views 70 Comments

The Tánaiste said it was deemed that the man was ‘not genuinely seeking work’.

# unemployment - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

This is why Joan Burton is hailing a 'landmark moment' in Ireland's recovery
# Wheels In Motion
# Wheels In Motion

This is why Joan Burton is hailing a 'landmark moment' in Ireland's recovery

Nov 17th 2015, 1:00 PM 15,699 Views 123 Comments

Just don’t mention the regional unemployment.

# unemployment - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

'I got a lot of abuse on Twitter after Dole Life, but there's so much more to my story'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I got a lot of abuse on Twitter after Dole Life, but there's so much more to my story'

Nov 4th 2015, 4:45 PM 725 Views 184 Comments

Jake Gartland, who you may recognise as Shauna from RTE’s Dole Life, says you should never judge a book by its cover.

# unemployment - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Educated, broke and fed up: how Ireland's unemployed are struggling to get by
# Looking For Work
# Looking For Work

Educated, broke and fed up: how Ireland's unemployed are struggling to get by

Oct 18th 2015, 9:30 PM 37,098 Views 88 Comments

Unemployment rates may be dropping, but significant barriers still exist for those seeking work in Ireland.

Divorce, preschool, and hospital beds: A snapshot of how Ireland compares to the rest of Europe
# Maps
# Maps

Divorce, preschool, and hospital beds: A snapshot of how Ireland compares to the rest of Europe

Oct 18th 2015, 8:15 AM 29,807 Views 24 Comments

We’ve taken a look at some Eurostat data.

# unemployment - Monday 5 October, 2015

'When you're out of work, there's a lack of purpose that pervades every day'
# Graduate Unemployment
# Graduate Unemployment

'When you're out of work, there's a lack of purpose that pervades every day'

Oct 5th 2015, 6:50 AM 21,048 Views 98 Comments

College graduates have weathered the recession far better than those without a degree, but unemployment rates are still high.

# unemployment - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Ireland's social welfare policy treats us like a country of scroungers
# Opinion
# Opinion

Ireland's social welfare policy treats us like a country of scroungers

Sep 3rd 2015, 10:55 AM 1,159 Views 150 Comments

‘Obligations to care for children or the lack of employment in rural areas may well have accounted for the vast proportion of the unemployment rate during the Celtic Tiger.’

# unemployment - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Some iffy job numbers show that everything's not quite rosy right now
# Flatlined
# Flatlined

Some iffy job numbers show that everything's not quite rosy right now

Sep 1st 2015, 4:53 PM 20,081 Views 41 Comments

The unemployment rate has stopped falling.

# unemployment - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

The latest job numbers are pretty good news for these two
# Employment
# Employment

The latest job numbers are pretty good news for these two

Aug 26th 2015, 3:11 PM 19,498 Views 157 Comments

Employment is now increasing at a rate of over 1,000 jobs per week.

# unemployment - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

There is some bad news in the latest jobless figures
# Wrong Way
# Wrong Way

There is some bad news in the latest jobless figures

Aug 5th 2015, 10:45 PM 37,351 Views 103 Comments

The unemployment rate for July went in the wrong direction for the first time since the start of 2014.

# unemployment - Sunday 19 July, 2015

These are the jobs with the brightest futures in Ireland right now
# Looking Ahead
# Looking Ahead

These are the jobs with the brightest futures in Ireland right now

Jul 19th 2015, 10:00 AM 65,942 Views 40 Comments

But there are also skills that can help you in almost any career.