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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Unemployment

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The latest job numbers are pretty good news for these two
Employment is now increasing at a rate of over 1,000 jobs per week.
There is some bad news in the latest jobless figures
The unemployment rate for July went in the wrong direction for the first time since the start of 2014.
These are the jobs with the brightest futures in Ireland right now
But there are also skills that can help you in almost any career.
Why most workers aren't going to start earning more any time soon
Ireland can look to the UK and US for signs of what’s to come.
These are the jobs that are winning and losing as the economy picks up
Average pay packets took another hit at the start of the year.
For the first time in seven years, Ireland's unemployment rate is under 10%
There are now 1.9 million people employed in Ireland and 212,000 who are unemployed.
Michael Noonan is copping a lot of flak for saying some people are 'allergic to work'
Brendan Howlin, for one, doesn’t agree.
15,000 under 25s have been signing on for over a year
The number of people signing on has dropped but unemployment is still at 10%.
'I have never felt so strongly wronged by those who represent our country'
Here I am, feeling like a second-class citizen in my own country, crying over a water meter. Do the politicians I voted for even care?
Germany is laughing all the way to the jobs office
The country’s unemployment figures for March were the best since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Top Gear's James May seems to be enjoying his new-found 'unemployment'
He’s been learning the descant recorder, you know.
Saying jobs are only being created in Dublin is 'highly misleading'
One in four workers earn less than the living wage, new research has found.
Suicides of more than 470 men in Ireland linked to recession
In 2008, the trend of falling suicide rates started to reverse and self-harm among both men and women has also been rising.
How big is the average penis? That, and more, in the week in numbers
Plus: How much did Willie Walsh earn last year?
Irish unemployment is THIS CLOSE to dropping below 10%
The live register hasn’t seen figures this low since February 2009
Joan Burton: I sometimes wonder if TDs criticising JobBridge have ever worked in a job*
* “Apart from politics of course,” the Tánaiste said.
The JobBridge €50 top-up won't be increased, here's why
The National Youth Council of Ireland thinks “significant reform” of the internship scheme is needed.
With all this good news, why is Labour so low in the polls? We asked Joan Burton...
The Tánaiste answered questions about Labour’s low poll ratings today.
'If it wasn't for JobBridge, I'd still be on benefits'
Almost four years on from the launch of the internship scheme, we’ve been asking participants about their experiences…
As unemployment rates rise, the risk of suicide increases
A study found that both men and women of all ages were equally vulnerable to the effects of rising unemployment.
Opinion: Raising the minimum wage sounds nice, but it could price young people out of work
A substantial minimum wage rise right now would be a very hollow victory if it meant that businesses couldn’t remain competitive and collapsed.
The Great Recession had a HUGE impact on Ireland's young people
A new ESRI study has looked at how many young people were unemployed in recent years – and it’s grim reading.
This is what 2015 will look like for jobs and pay cheques*
*According to the Central Bank’s latest update, that is.
Opinion: JobBridge has very vocal critics, but it's delivering results for thousands of young people
Unpaid internships are largely the preserve of the well-off and reinforce disadvantage; JobBridge has levelled the playing field.
Ireland's economy should soon be back where it started - except for all that debt
How about we start from scratch?
Every single month in 2014 there were fewer and fewer people on the dole queue
The unemployment rate is now down to 10.6%.
The budget will take a big hit next year because of Irish Water: ESRI
But at least things are looking good for jobs and the economy.
Tayto crisps, Mary Lou McDonald, and U2: The week in numbers
Plus: How many homeowners are more than two years behind with their mortgage repayments?
The dole queue has shrunk to a post-recession low... And Joan Burton's happy
Each person off the Live Register and into a job saves the taxpayer €20,000 a year, the government says.
Good news Dublin: A tech company is creating 150 jobs
The jobs will be in areas such as business, technical analysis, quality assurance, and application support
The guy called 'moron' by Alan Farrell has his own graph for the TD...
Presented without comment.
A Twitter row over this incredibly vague graph climaxed with a FG TD calling a voter a "moron"
That escalated REALLY quickly.
The unemployment rate has been revised down even further
A new CSO report has revealed that since the same time last year, the number of people unemployed has fallen by 37,000.
Most employers will be hiring next year, but workers expect to get more from those jobs
People are expecting extra cash after years of shrinking pay packets.
Here's how many Irish Water employees were taken off the live register
More than one fifth of the meter installers were unemployed before they got their current job.
Signing off for Christmas work? Your dole will be restored 'immediately' afterwards
Minister Kevin Humphreys is reminding those on Jobseekers payments that seasonal work of up to eight weeks can be taken.
People on the dole will get a Christmas present from the government this year
The Christmas Bonus will be reintroduced this year – one of two increases in the area of social welfare announced in today’s Budget.
Lower dole rate leaves Ireland's young people 'struggling to make ends meet'
An organisation representing young people in Ireland is calling for the €188 rate to be restored for all young people who are taking part in education, training and works experience programmes.
Three quarters of people with spinal injuries in Ireland are unemployed
Four in ten people with spinal cord injuries live at or below the poverty line.