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#Unemployment

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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 15,967 Views 23 Comments

Monday blues, anyone?

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 56 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.

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 10,304 Views 2 Comments

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

Aaron McKenna: How can we bring our emigrants home?
# Homecoming
# Homecoming

Aaron McKenna: How can we bring our emigrants home?

Oct 4th 2014, 8:00 AM 188 Views 102 Comments

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
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

'Be business focused not jobs focused' - government told

Oct 1st 2014, 3:20 PM 4,537 Views 3 Comments

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%
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

The unemployment rate has fallen to 11.1%

Oct 1st 2014, 11:14 AM 9,218 Views 99 Comments

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
# Leaving On A Jet Plane
# Leaving On A Jet Plane

Vlog: Leaving it all behind... one emigrant's story of saying goodbye to Ireland

Sep 29th 2014, 8:00 PM 103 Views 30 Comments

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
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Some employers will take half of job interview candidates from Live Register

Sep 29th 2014, 1:57 PM 8,767 Views 20 Comments

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'
# Down But Not Out
# Down But Not Out

Rural Ireland: 'The life has gone out of it. Even 20 or 30 jobs would give the place a lift'

Sep 21st 2014, 4:30 PM 25,260 Views 35 Comments

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
# Little Help
# Little Help

Companies too worried about themselves, not enough about jobless: Tesco boss

Sep 12th 2014, 11:55 AM 8,555 Views 29 Comments

Tony Keohane says businesses need to do more to help long-term unemployed.

Our unemployment rates are among the highest in the developed world
# The Outlook
# The Outlook

Our unemployment rates are among the highest in the developed world

Sep 9th 2014, 3:36 PM 11,570 Views 48 Comments

But things look a lot healthier when it comes to education…

Jobless figures down, though they're still doling it out
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Jobless figures down, though they're still doling it out

Sep 3rd 2014, 2:17 PM 6,793 Views 44 Comments

Fewer people signing up for benefits, but nearly half now long-term claimants.

At-risk youth may be 'unemployable' after recession
# At Risk
# At Risk

At-risk youth may be 'unemployable' after recession

Sep 2nd 2014, 12:42 PM 10,821 Views 31 Comments

‘Meaningful’ action needed so vulnerable young people share in recovery.

More jobs coming as Irish firms get 'back on feet'
# Jobs
# Jobs

More jobs coming as Irish firms get 'back on feet'

Sep 2nd 2014, 6:45 AM 7,553 Views 7 Comments

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
# Poverty
# Poverty

One third of Irish population forced to go without basic necessities

Sep 1st 2014, 7:55 AM 14,264 Views 41 Comments

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%
# Jobs
# Jobs

Unemployment has fallen (again) to 11.5%

Aug 26th 2014, 12:48 PM 7,765 Views 43 Comments

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
# Here Come The Good Times
# Here Come The Good Times

No more austerity needed to hit Budget target, says Goodbody - and we could even cut income tax

Aug 20th 2014, 8:11 AM 11,495 Views 63 Comments

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
# Job Search
# Job Search

Opinion: Schemes like Tús don't make a blind bit of difference to long-term unemployment

Aug 14th 2014, 8:00 PM 9,184 Views 44 Comments

Have work schemes increased individuals’ “work readiness” or just exploited them?

'JobPath' scheme could help 160,000 long term unemployed
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

'JobPath' scheme could help 160,000 long term unemployed

Aug 13th 2014, 5:19 PM 17,744 Views 98 Comments

The Department of Social Protection will introduce its new JobsPath scheme next year.

Guinness, Facebook, and drink driving: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Guinness, Facebook, and drink driving: The week in numbers

Aug 9th 2014, 7:30 PM 12,812 Views 3 Comments

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
# Jobs
# Jobs

Good news: Unemployment rate predicted to fall to 9.8% in 2015

Aug 7th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,539 Views 48 Comments

The ESRI predict that unemployment will fall to 9.8% next year.

JobBridge is 'absolutely not' used by employers to get cheap labour
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

JobBridge is 'absolutely not' used by employers to get cheap labour

Aug 6th 2014, 10:56 AM 15,087 Views 153 Comments

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
# Inbox Me
# Inbox Me

The Briefcase: good numbers, burnt bondholders, and the ghosts of Irish banking

Aug 1st 2014, 12:09 PM 4,880 Views 1 Comment

This was the week in business.

Non-EU citizens register much higher unemployment rate across the EU than locals
# Out Of Work
# Out Of Work

Non-EU citizens register much higher unemployment rate across the EU than locals

Jul 30th 2014, 4:46 PM 6,790 Views 58 Comments

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)
# Back In The Black
# Back In The Black

Economy set to grow 3.3% this year (and we won't be getting that harsh budget after all)

Jul 11th 2014, 9:54 AM 9,910 Views 74 Comments

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
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Here's what the social welfare budget paid for last year

Jul 9th 2014, 6:07 PM 20,245 Views 76 Comments

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
# Live Register
# Live Register

Almost 3,000 extra young people were signing on last month

Jul 2nd 2014, 1:17 PM 10,281 Views 74 Comments

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
# ESRI
# ESRI

Numbers acquiring Irish citizenship rapidly increased between 2010 and 2012 - report

Jun 30th 2014, 9:36 PM 12,579 Views 174 Comments

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
# Looking For Work
# Looking For Work

Opinion: Yes, I'm unemployed but that doesn't make me lazy or incompetent

Jun 22nd 2014, 12:00 PM 2,215 Views 163 Comments

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
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Portmarnock beach, Thomas Piketty, and butter coffee: The week in numbers

Jun 21st 2014, 7:30 PM 12,308 Views 2 Comments

Plus: How many people in Ireland have a Skype account?

Opinion: Is austerity really a necessity – or do we have a choice?
# National Debt
# National Debt

Opinion: Is austerity really a necessity – or do we have a choice?

Jun 20th 2014, 1:00 PM 289 Views 43 Comments

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
# Finding Solutions
# Finding Solutions

Ireland is split between people who have good jobs – and people who don’t

Jun 20th 2014, 7:50 AM 16,083 Views 39 Comments

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?
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

What can be done to help Ireland's "unacceptable" rate of jobless households?

Jun 19th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,721 Views 40 Comments

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?
# Examining Times
# Examining Times

Mortgage arrears, the bailout and unemployment - who'd be a leaving cert economics student?

Jun 18th 2014, 5:07 PM 6,888 Views 9 Comments

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
# Rural Towns
# Rural Towns

Opinion: How can we revitalise rural towns? Simple – take some of the risk out of doing business

Jun 18th 2014, 8:00 AM 563 Views 17 Comments

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
# Signing On
# Signing On

Live Register: Far more men than women are dropping their claims

Jun 5th 2014, 12:18 PM 7,521 Views 36 Comments

There was a 1,600 decrease in the Live Register figures, once seasonally adjusted.

Criticisms of Irish healthcare overspend and unemployment levels in EU report
# Rein It In
# Rein It In

Criticisms of Irish healthcare overspend and unemployment levels in EU report

Jun 2nd 2014, 6:25 PM 14,386 Views 100 Comments

The European Commission has recommended that the government ensure that excessive debt is corrected in a sustainable manner by 2015 and beyond.

There are now almost 50,000 more full-time jobs than last year, many of them in agriculture
# Labour Force
# Labour Force

There are now almost 50,000 more full-time jobs than last year, many of them in agriculture

May 26th 2014, 2:14 PM 6,788 Views 34 Comments

Nine of the 14 sectors of the economy measured saw an increase in employment over the course of the last year.

EU employment is struggling, with Ireland below average
# Jobwatch
# Jobwatch

EU employment is struggling, with Ireland below average

May 20th 2014, 11:40 AM 7,571 Views 48 Comments

The amount of people working in Europe has decreased, and still hasn’t recovered from the financial crisis.