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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Unemployment

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Nearly everyone in Ireland will have a job again by 2020*
*Assuming ESRI’s latest predictions are right.
New law would force unemployed to upload CVs to job sites - or have their dole cut
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
Business lobbyists IBEC have doubled their economic growth forecast for the year.
Poll: Are you satisfied in your current job?
Monday blues, anyone?
Opinion: 4 things that can be implemented in the Budget to promote economic growth
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.
Love/Hate, dolphins, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers
Plus: What’s the average age for people getting married now?
Aaron McKenna: How can we bring our emigrants home?
The energy and vibrancy of younger workers is what drives an economy on – but, quite apart from that, emigration is a poignant human tragedy.
'Be business focused not jobs focused' - government told
Owner-operators should have their costs cut in the budget to create long-term jobs, ISME says.
The unemployment rate has fallen to 11.1%
The number of people on the Live Register is now 370,050.
Vlog: Leaving it all behind... one emigrant's story of saying goodbye to Ireland
Young graduate Oisin Gregorian is making a video diary of his experience of leaving Ireland for Spain.
Some employers will take half of job interview candidates from Live Register
A new charter for employers has been launched by the Tánaiste Joan Burton today.
Rural Ireland: 'The life has gone out of it. Even 20 or 30 jobs would give the place a lift'
A short documentary shows how the people of Ballydehob are dealing with unemployment and emigration.
Companies too worried about themselves, not enough about jobless: Tesco boss
Tony Keohane says businesses need to do more to help long-term unemployed.
Our unemployment rates are among the highest in the developed world
But things look a lot healthier when it comes to education…
Jobless figures down, though they're still doling it out
Fewer people signing up for benefits, but nearly half now long-term claimants.
At-risk youth may be 'unemployable' after recession
‘Meaningful’ action needed so vulnerable young people share in recovery.
More jobs coming as Irish firms get 'back on feet'
Small businesses are expecting to hire extra staff this year… and to have to pay more for them.
One third of Irish population forced to go without basic necessities
A report this morning also warns that we will need to serious investment in healthcare facilities as the number of over 85s in Ireland will double by 2025.
Unemployment has fallen (again) to 11.5%
But the rate of jobs growth appears to be slowing…
No more austerity needed to hit Budget target, says Goodbody - and we could even cut income tax
The latest quarterly report from Goodbody Stockbrokers has some positive points on the Irish economy.
Opinion: Schemes like Tús don't make a blind bit of difference to long-term unemployment
Have work schemes increased individuals’ “work readiness” or just exploited them?
'JobPath' scheme could help 160,000 long term unemployed
The Department of Social Protection will introduce its new JobsPath scheme next year.
Guinness, Facebook, and drink driving: The week in numbers
Plus: How many flights went in and out of Ireland’s airports last year?
Good news: Unemployment rate predicted to fall to 9.8% in 2015
The ESRI predict that unemployment will fall to 9.8% next year.
JobBridge is 'absolutely not' used by employers to get cheap labour
The Junior Minister for Labour Activation said that any employers who abuse the system will be “taken off”.
The Briefcase: good numbers, burnt bondholders, and the ghosts of Irish banking
This was the week in business.
Non-EU citizens register much higher unemployment rate across the EU than locals
Eurostat figures also show that EU citizens living in other EU states had a higher employment level last year than people from that state.
Economy set to grow 3.3% this year (and we won't be getting that harsh budget after all)
Merrion Stockbrokers is bullish on the economy, and says that an adjustment of only €1 billion is needed in Budget 2015.
Here's what the social welfare budget paid for last year
Between pensions, jobseeker’s payments and allowances for children and carers, Joan Burton’s department spend €20.3 billion.
Almost 3,000 extra young people were signing on last month
Overall, the number of people on the Live Register decreased by 4,400 in June.
Numbers acquiring Irish citizenship rapidly increased between 2010 and 2012 - report
A new ESRI report looks at a number of factors of immigrant lifestyle.
Opinion: Yes, I'm unemployed but that doesn't make me lazy or incompetent
Somebody told me the other day, quite abruptly, that ‘there are plenty of jobs out there’. Well, I beg to differ.
Portmarnock beach, Thomas Piketty, and butter coffee: The week in numbers
Plus: How many people in Ireland have a Skype account?
Opinion: Is austerity really a necessity – or do we have a choice?
We’ve been told that we have no choice but to accept austerity measures to get the country back on its feet… but is that really true?
Ireland is split between people who have good jobs – and people who don’t
Ireland is ‘divided between people with good jobs – and those without them’, an economic expert says.
What can be done to help Ireland's "unacceptable" rate of jobless households?
A new report has come up with a number of proposed solutions.
Mortgage arrears, the bailout and unemployment - who'd be a leaving cert economics student?
Some of the questions on the paper wouldn’t have been out of place in a third level exam, one expert said.
Opinion: How can we revitalise rural towns? Simple – take some of the risk out of doing business
The key to taking advantage of the bounce-back is to remove some of the fixed costs involved in starting up a business (or keeping one going).
Live Register: Far more men than women are dropping their claims
There was a 1,600 decrease in the Live Register figures, once seasonally adjusted.