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# Unemployment

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# Unemployment
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.
# Jobseekers
'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.
# Social Welfare
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
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
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.
# budget proposals
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.
# taxes and spending
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.
# play it cool
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.
# Census 2016
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.
# Career Leap
'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.
# 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.
# Unemployment
Business leaders welcome Macron's labour reforms but trade unions aren't so happy
France’s biggest trade union is planning street protests next month.
# Census
There are 79 unemployment blackspots in Ireland, with Limerick worst affected
Meanwhile, the number of women looking after the home or family has continued to decline.
# Poll
Poll: Should self-employed people be entitled to Jobseeker’s Benefit?
A new survey suggests the self-employed would like more protection.
# Unemployment
Community Employment places to be expanded as Varadkar calls them 'essential' and 'worthwhile'
The minister says the schemes “do work that has to be done”.
# underemployment
Unemployment down but over 100,000 people now 'trapped' in part-time work
Some of this work gives rise to increased dependency on State income supports like jobseekers benefit, new research shows.
# cranes in the sky
2016 was a good year for jobs, with a jump in construction roles
However, businesses have been warned to prepare for the potential consequences of Brexit.
# Jobs
Unemployment rate drops to post-crash low of 7.2%
There were 157,700 unemployed people last month, a decrease of 35,500 when compared to December 2015.
# factcheck
FactCheck: You asked, we answered - "real unemployment"
Are job activation schemes masking the reality of unemployment in Ireland? What kind of jobs are people getting anyway?
Irish jobs: Unemployment is down again but we shouldn't be complacent
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
Ireland has the highest rate of young people receiving benefits across 35 countries
A recent report compared and measured the experience of youth across OECD member states.
# keep the recovery going
Despite incomes increasing, Americans still believe the country is heading in the wrong direction
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
Live Register: The number of people signing on has fallen below 300,000
The figures show that there are now 299,200 people officially signed on, compared with 340,700 from this time last year.
# Benefits
Unemployment benefits are top of the wish list for the self-employed
However, the head of ISME says the government needs to show some leadership on the issue.
# Assaults
Social welfare office workers suffer punches and have chairs thrown at them
A union representing workers in Intreo offices said these employees need greater protection.
'We need to weed out bogus disability claims for the people that really need it'
Aaron McKenna writes that people who truly need the disability payment are suffering at those that are scamming.
Life after an election: 'The hurt, the hard work and signing on the dole'
Nicola Cassidy, a former Green Party press officer, chronicles what happens when it all goes pear shaped.
# 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.
# Emigration
Irish family to spend first Christmas together in 12 years as parents follow kids to Australia
Janet and Eugene found being separated from their children and grandchildren unbearable.
# Didn't happen
Joan denies an unemployed man was told to apply for 200-300 jobs a week
The Tánaiste said it was deemed that the man was ‘not genuinely seeking work’.
# Wheels in Motion
This is why Joan Burton is hailing a 'landmark moment' in Ireland's recovery
Just don’t mention the regional unemployment.
'I got a lot of abuse on Twitter after Dole Life, but there's so much more to my story'
Jake Gartland, who you may recognise as Shauna from RTE’s Dole Life, says you should never judge a book by its cover.
# Looking for Work
Educated, broke and fed up: how Ireland's unemployed are struggling to get by
Unemployment rates may be dropping, but significant barriers still exist for those seeking work in Ireland.
# Maps
Divorce, preschool, and hospital beds: A snapshot of how Ireland compares to the rest of Europe
We’ve taken a look at some Eurostat data.
# graduate unemployment
'When you're out of work, there's a lack of purpose that pervades every day'
College graduates have weathered the recession far better than those without a degree, but unemployment rates are still high.
Ireland's social welfare policy treats us like a country of scroungers
‘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.’
# flatlined
Some iffy job numbers show that everything's not quite rosy right now
The unemployment rate has stopped falling.