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#Unemployment

# unemployment - Thursday 21 May, 2015

For the first time in seven years, Ireland's unemployment rate is under 10%
# Long Time Coming
# Long Time Coming

For the first time in seven years, Ireland's unemployment rate is under 10%

May 21st 2015, 12:29 PM 22,107 Views 192 Comments

There are now 1.9 million people employed in Ireland and 212,000 who are unemployed.

# unemployment - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Michael Noonan is copping a lot of flak for saying some people are 'allergic to work'
# Jobphobia
# Jobphobia

Michael Noonan is copping a lot of flak for saying some people are 'allergic to work'

May 7th 2015, 6:20 PM 41,563 Views 305 Comments

Brendan Howlin, for one, doesn’t agree.

# unemployment - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

15,000 under 25s have been signing on for over a year
# Live Register
# Live Register

15,000 under 25s have been signing on for over a year

Apr 29th 2015, 2:23 PM 9,677 Views 79 Comments

The number of people signing on has dropped but unemployment is still at 10%.

# unemployment - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

'I have never felt so strongly wronged by those who represent our country'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I have never felt so strongly wronged by those who represent our country'

Apr 7th 2015, 7:30 PM 169 Views 194 Comments

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?

# unemployment - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Germany is laughing all the way to the jobs office
# Wunderbar
# Wunderbar

Germany is laughing all the way to the jobs office

Mar 31st 2015, 11:28 AM 14,440 Views 51 Comments

The country’s unemployment figures for March were the best since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

# unemployment - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Top Gear's James May seems to be enjoying his new-found 'unemployment'
# Greensleeves
From The Daily Edge
# Greensleeves

Top Gear's James May seems to be enjoying his new-found 'unemployment'

Mar 28th 2015, 2:34 PM 6,939 Views 0 Comments

He’s been learning the descant recorder, you know.

# unemployment - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Saying jobs are only being created in Dublin is 'highly misleading'
# We're Not Partying
# We're Not Partying

Saying jobs are only being created in Dublin is 'highly misleading'

Mar 19th 2015, 5:45 PM 24,082 Views 51 Comments

One in four workers earn less than the living wage, new research has found.

# unemployment - Monday 16 March, 2015

Suicides of more than 470 men in Ireland linked to recession
# Downturn
# Downturn

Suicides of more than 470 men in Ireland linked to recession

Mar 16th 2015, 3:00 PM 17,963 Views 62 Comments

In 2008, the trend of falling suicide rates started to reverse and self-harm among both men and women has also been rising.

# unemployment - Saturday 7 March, 2015

How big is the average penis? That, and more, in the week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

How big is the average penis? That, and more, in the week in numbers

Mar 7th 2015, 7:00 PM 29,367 Views 20 Comments

Plus: How much did Willie Walsh earn last year?

# unemployment - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Irish unemployment is THIS CLOSE to dropping below 10%
# Jobs Jobs Jobs
# Jobs Jobs Jobs

Irish unemployment is THIS CLOSE to dropping below 10%

Mar 4th 2015, 8:25 PM 21,111 Views 166 Comments

The live register hasn’t seen figures this low since February 2009

# unemployment - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Joan Burton: I sometimes wonder if TDs criticising JobBridge have ever worked in a job*
# Shots Fired
# Shots Fired

Joan Burton: I sometimes wonder if TDs criticising JobBridge have ever worked in a job*

Feb 25th 2015, 11:00 PM 16,260 Views 120 Comments

* “Apart from politics of course,” the Tánaiste said.

The JobBridge €50 top-up won't be increased, here's why
# Not This Time
# Not This Time

The JobBridge €50 top-up won't be increased, here's why

Feb 25th 2015, 5:05 PM 39,973 Views 114 Comments

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...
# Four Years On
# Four Years On

With all this good news, why is Labour so low in the polls? We asked Joan Burton...

Feb 25th 2015, 3:16 PM 9,957 Views 77 Comments

The Tánaiste answered questions about Labour’s low poll ratings today.

# unemployment - Saturday 21 February, 2015

'If it wasn't for JobBridge, I'd still be on benefits'
# Good And Bad Reviews
# Good And Bad Reviews

'If it wasn't for JobBridge, I'd still be on benefits'

Feb 21st 2015, 8:15 PM 35,166 Views 102 Comments

Almost four years on from the launch of the internship scheme, we’ve been asking participants about their experiences…

# unemployment - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

As unemployment rates rise, the risk of suicide increases
# Recession
# Recession

As unemployment rates rise, the risk of suicide increases

Feb 11th 2015, 9:15 AM 15,391 Views 53 Comments

A study found that both men and women of all ages were equally vulnerable to the effects of rising unemployment.

# unemployment - Friday 6 February, 2015

Opinion: Raising the minimum wage sounds nice, but it could price young people out of work
# Pay Cheque
# Pay Cheque

Opinion: Raising the minimum wage sounds nice, but it could price young people out of work

Feb 6th 2015, 8:00 AM 440 Views 39 Comments

A substantial minimum wage rise right now would be a very hollow victory if it meant that businesses couldn’t remain competitive and collapsed.

# unemployment - Thursday 5 February, 2015

The Great Recession had a HUGE impact on Ireland's young people
# Research
# Research

The Great Recession had a HUGE impact on Ireland's young people

Feb 5th 2015, 10:43 AM 25,586 Views 29 Comments

A new ESRI study has looked at how many young people were unemployed in recent years – and it’s grim reading.

# unemployment - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

This is what 2015 will look like for jobs and pay cheques*
# Tell Us More
# Tell Us More

This is what 2015 will look like for jobs and pay cheques*

Feb 3rd 2015, 11:02 AM 18,331 Views 4 Comments

*According to the Central Bank’s latest update, that is.

# unemployment - Monday 2 February, 2015

Opinion: JobBridge has very vocal critics, but it's delivering results for thousands of young people
# Internships
# Internships

Opinion: JobBridge has very vocal critics, but it's delivering results for thousands of young people

Feb 2nd 2015, 6:00 PM 209 Views 96 Comments

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
# Erase And Rewind
# Erase And Rewind

Ireland's economy should soon be back where it started - except for all that debt

Feb 2nd 2015, 5:03 PM 25,935 Views 77 Comments

How about we start from scratch?

# unemployment - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Every single month in 2014 there were fewer and fewer people on the dole queue
# Going Down
# Going Down

Every single month in 2014 there were fewer and fewer people on the dole queue

Jan 7th 2015, 12:02 PM 7,361 Views 84 Comments

The unemployment rate is now down to 10.6%.

# unemployment - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

The budget will take a big hit next year because of Irish Water: ESRI
# Leaking Cash
# Leaking Cash

The budget will take a big hit next year because of Irish Water: ESRI

Dec 17th 2014, 6:30 AM 10,224 Views 54 Comments

But at least things are looking good for jobs and the economy.

# unemployment - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Tayto crisps, Mary Lou McDonald, and U2: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Tayto crisps, Mary Lou McDonald, and U2: The week in numbers

Dec 6th 2014, 7:30 PM 13,140 Views 4 Comments

Plus: How many homeowners are more than two years behind with their mortgage repayments?

# unemployment - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

The dole queue has shrunk to a post-recession low... And Joan Burton's happy
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

The dole queue has shrunk to a post-recession low... And Joan Burton's happy

Dec 3rd 2014, 12:47 PM 7,375 Views 96 Comments

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
# Now Hiring
# Now Hiring

Good news Dublin: A tech company is creating 150 jobs

Dec 3rd 2014, 6:59 AM 6,286 Views 10 Comments

The jobs will be in areas such as business, technical analysis, quality assurance, and application support

# unemployment - Thursday 27 November, 2014

The guy called 'moron' by Alan Farrell has his own graph for the TD...
# Graphgate
# Graphgate

The guy called 'moron' by Alan Farrell has his own graph for the TD...

Nov 27th 2014, 9:13 AM 30,418 Views 58 Comments

Presented without comment.

# unemployment - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

A Twitter row over this incredibly vague graph climaxed with a FG TD calling a voter a "moron"
# Touchy Subject
# Touchy Subject

A Twitter row over this incredibly vague graph climaxed with a FG TD calling a voter a "moron"

Nov 26th 2014, 11:20 PM 48,383 Views 147 Comments

That escalated REALLY quickly.

The unemployment rate has been revised down even further
# Jobs
# Jobs

The unemployment rate has been revised down even further

Nov 26th 2014, 7:15 PM 15,771 Views 86 Comments

A new CSO report has revealed that since the same time last year, the number of people unemployed has fallen by 37,000.

# unemployment - Friday 21 November, 2014

Most employers will be hiring next year, but workers expect to get more from those jobs
# Money Talks
# Money Talks

Most employers will be hiring next year, but workers expect to get more from those jobs

Nov 21st 2014, 5:12 PM 19,537 Views 41 Comments

People are expecting extra cash after years of shrinking pay packets.

# unemployment - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Here's how many Irish Water employees were taken off the live register
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Here's how many Irish Water employees were taken off the live register

Nov 16th 2014, 7:45 AM 33,438 Views 102 Comments

More than one fifth of the meter installers were unemployed before they got their current job.

# unemployment - Friday 7 November, 2014

Signing off for Christmas work? Your dole will be restored 'immediately' afterwards
# Seasonal Jobs
# Seasonal Jobs

Signing off for Christmas work? Your dole will be restored 'immediately' afterwards

Nov 7th 2014, 4:19 PM 14,788 Views 67 Comments

Minister Kevin Humphreys is reminding those on Jobseekers payments that seasonal work of up to eight weeks can be taken.

# unemployment - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

People on the dole will get a Christmas present from the government this year
# Every Little Helps
# Every Little Helps

People on the dole will get a Christmas present from the government this year

Oct 14th 2014, 4:57 PM 25,467 Views 91 Comments

The Christmas Bonus will be reintroduced this year – one of two increases in the area of social welfare announced in today’s Budget.

# unemployment - Monday 13 October, 2014

Lower dole rate leaves Ireland's young people 'struggling to make ends meet'
# Jobseekers
# Jobseekers

Lower dole rate leaves Ireland's young people 'struggling to make ends meet'

Oct 13th 2014, 4:22 PM 17,501 Views 85 Comments

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.

# unemployment - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Three quarters of people with spinal injuries in Ireland are unemployed
# Poverty Line
# Poverty Line

Three quarters of people with spinal injuries in Ireland are unemployed

Oct 8th 2014, 7:38 PM 6,578 Views 3 Comments

Four in ten people with spinal cord injuries live at or below the poverty line.

Nearly everyone in Ireland will have a job again by 2020*
# Crystal Ball
# Crystal Ball

Nearly everyone in Ireland will have a job again by 2020*

Oct 8th 2014, 6:45 AM 13,511 Views 53 Comments

*Assuming ESRI’s latest predictions are right.

# unemployment - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

New law would force unemployed to upload CVs to job sites - or have their dole cut
# Employment
# Employment

New law would force unemployed to upload CVs to job sites - or have their dole cut

Oct 7th 2014, 2:07 PM 15,243 Views 105 Comments

The government has launched its latest Pathways to Work document today.

Say no to austerity, it's time to build jobs with Ireland's 'spectacular' growth
# Recovery
# Recovery

Say no to austerity, it's time to build jobs with Ireland's 'spectacular' growth

Oct 7th 2014, 9:09 AM 5,490 Views 19 Comments

Business lobbyists IBEC have doubled their economic growth forecast for the year.

# unemployment - Monday 6 October, 2014

Poll: Are you satisfied in your current job?
# I Can't Get No
# I Can't Get No

Poll: Are you satisfied in your current job?

Oct 6th 2014, 9:16 AM 15,908 Views 23 Comments

Monday blues, anyone?

# unemployment - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Opinion: 4 things that can be implemented in the Budget to promote economic growth
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Opinion: 4 things that can be implemented in the Budget to promote economic growth

Oct 5th 2014, 8:30 AM 40 Views 26 Comments

For Ireland’s recovery is to be truly successful, our growth must be sustainable – and felt throughout the entire country – writes Ian Talbot of Chambers Ireland.

# unemployment - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Love/Hate, dolphins, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Love/Hate, dolphins, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers

Oct 4th 2014, 7:30 PM 10,287 Views 2 Comments

Plus: What’s the average age for people getting married now?