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#Unemployment

# unemployment - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Father-of-two works 20 hours a week for extra €2.38 on job scheme
# Taxed
# Taxed

Father-of-two works 20 hours a week for extra €2.38 on job scheme

May 10th 2014, 8:45 AM 40,072 Views 165 Comments

The man, who has a community work placement, says he understands he has to work for his money but he was told he would get an extra €20.

# unemployment - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Rory Gallagher, Death Row, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Rory Gallagher, Death Row, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers

May 3rd 2014, 7:30 PM 10,700 Views 5 Comments

Plus: How many bananas come into Ireland every week?

# unemployment - Friday 2 May, 2014

Unemployment down in eurozone but 18 million still jobless
# Crisis
# Crisis

Unemployment down in eurozone but 18 million still jobless

May 2nd 2014, 11:20 AM 5,471 Views 33 Comments

Greece is still the country faring the worst with an unemployment rate of 26.7 per cent.

# unemployment - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Unemployment rate falls again to 11.7 per cent
# Live Register
# Live Register

Unemployment rate falls again to 11.7 per cent

Apr 30th 2014, 11:46 AM 7,479 Views 81 Comments

It represents the 22nd month in a row that the number of claimants on the Live Register has fallen.

# unemployment - Monday 28 April, 2014

Opinion: Across Europe, equality is being obliterated by austerity
# Inequality
# Inequality

Opinion: Across Europe, equality is being obliterated by austerity

Apr 28th 2014, 1:00 PM 49 Views 25 Comments

Social Europe is being destroyed. Will our EU 2014 candidates pledge commitment to fighting rising poverty, unemployment, inequality and social exclusion?

# unemployment - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Column: We're forced to bring skilled workers from abroad because of our educational failures
# Jobs
# Jobs

Column: We're forced to bring skilled workers from abroad because of our educational failures

Apr 26th 2014, 8:00 AM 21 Views 89 Comments

At a time when so many are unemployed, we have no choice but to to bring workers from abroad to Ireland. Why? We simply don’t have the skills ourselves.

# unemployment - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Column: I've entered the Church of Burton ... Yes, I am now a JobBridge intern
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Column: I've entered the Church of Burton ... Yes, I am now a JobBridge intern

Apr 24th 2014, 1:00 PM 43 Views 68 Comments

After two years of being unemployed, I’ve just started a JobBridge internship. The experience has been a mixed one so far.

# unemployment - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

OECD says JobBridge is leaving most disadvantaged behind
# Jobs
# Jobs

OECD says JobBridge is leaving most disadvantaged behind

Apr 23rd 2014, 9:05 AM 9,268 Views 65 Comments

The international think tank also recommended that the role of the Community Employment Programme be reconsidered as it is not cost effective, especially in terms of getting people back to regular employment.

# unemployment - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know
# News Wrap
# News Wrap

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Apr 16th 2014, 12:59 PM 11,412 Views 3 Comments

Catch up as you refuel.

# unemployment - Monday 7 April, 2014

Consumer sentiment down in March after seven year high
# Not So Happy Customers
# Not So Happy Customers

Consumer sentiment down in March after seven year high

Apr 7th 2014, 2:30 PM 4,763 Views 8 Comments

The chief economist at KBC Bank Ireland said it likely reflects a normal ebb and flow in the data and we shouldn’t be too worried.

# unemployment - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

VIDEO: The devastating aftermath of the Waterford Crystal factory closure
# Five Years On
# Five Years On

VIDEO: The devastating aftermath of the Waterford Crystal factory closure

Apr 1st 2014, 1:22 PM 17,248 Views 35 Comments

Four former workers at the plant are trying to highlight the issues they have been dealing with over the last five years – mainly the fact that they still haven’t been given a pension.

# unemployment - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Report shows quality of life in Ireland above EU average
# If You're Happy And You Know It
# If You're Happy And You Know It

Report shows quality of life in Ireland above EU average

Mar 20th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,412 Views 39 Comments

The EU report was published to coincide with International Happiness Day.

# unemployment - Friday 7 March, 2014

Up to 560 suicides linked to the recession
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

Up to 560 suicides linked to the recession

Mar 7th 2014, 10:25 PM 17,075 Views 48 Comments

That’s according to a report on suicide prevention that will be presented to the Dáil committee next week.

# unemployment - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Live Register falls below 400,000 for the first time in five years
# Register Of Interest
# Register Of Interest

Live Register falls below 400,000 for the first time in five years

Mar 5th 2014, 11:00 PM 17,212 Views 127 Comments

Around 2,500 people less are on the Live Register than in January.

# unemployment - Monday 3 March, 2014

Most of 500,000 identity cards in Ireland issued to social welfare claimants
# Who Are You
# Who Are You

Most of 500,000 identity cards in Ireland issued to social welfare claimants

Mar 3rd 2014, 9:49 PM 38,512 Views 120 Comments

Almost 239,000 of these cards have been issued in Dublin.

# unemployment - Thursday 27 February, 2014

There are now 253,200 unemployed people in Ireland
# Jobs
# Jobs

There are now 253,200 unemployed people in Ireland

Feb 27th 2014, 12:58 PM 15,821 Views 113 Comments

The unemployment rate has fallen to 12.1 per cent.

# unemployment - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Jobseeker payments expenditure to fall by as much as 20 per cent
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Jobseeker payments expenditure to fall by as much as 20 per cent

Feb 23rd 2014, 7:30 AM 12,780 Views 24 Comments

The spend in 2014 is expected to be close to half of what it was in 2011.

# unemployment - Friday 21 February, 2014

# unemployment - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

250,000 households have less than €15,000 a year to live on
# Penny Pinching
# Penny Pinching

250,000 households have less than €15,000 a year to live on

Feb 12th 2014, 9:21 AM 14,646 Views 100 Comments

But income gaps are skewing analysis of the income average according to the Nevin Economic Research Centre.

# unemployment - Friday 7 February, 2014

Column: The Youth Guarantee is an escalation of the government’s war on young people
# Generation Failed
# Generation Failed

Column: The Youth Guarantee is an escalation of the government’s war on young people

Feb 7th 2014, 6:00 PM 37 Views 60 Comments

The government’s real response to unemployment is two-pronged: forced emigration and using mass unemployment to try to drive down wages and conditions, writes Paul Murphy MEP.

# unemployment - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Government's jobs plan delivers 90 per cent success rate - but Bruton insists it's not spin
# So Many Jobs
# So Many Jobs

Government's jobs plan delivers 90 per cent success rate - but Bruton insists it's not spin

Feb 6th 2014, 12:37 PM 4,932 Views 28 Comments

“If I came in and we were saying: ‘We had a 100 per cent success rate’, you’d say: ‘Well that’s just spin,’” Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said today.

# unemployment - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Another drop in Live Register numbers, unemployment at 12.3 per cent
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Another drop in Live Register numbers, unemployment at 12.3 per cent

Feb 5th 2014, 11:18 AM 6,711 Views 63 Comments

Some good news for the Government this morning.

Irish lad makes brilliant video cover letter to find a job
# Funemployed
From The Daily Edge
# Funemployed

Irish lad makes brilliant video cover letter to find a job

Feb 5th 2014, 9:01 AM 2,809 Views 6 Comments

Is this the way forward for job hunting?

# unemployment - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Company in business over 75 years to close with 47 job losses
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Company in business over 75 years to close with 47 job losses

Jan 29th 2014, 10:26 AM 18,215 Views 26 Comments

The company manufactures electric cable in New Ross.

# unemployment - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Column: Operation Emigration – is the Government trying to give us the shove?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Operation Emigration – is the Government trying to give us the shove?

Jan 9th 2014, 7:30 PM 32 Views 71 Comments

High youth unemployment, education cuts, and JobBridge… am I the only one thinking the Government is trying to get rid of us?

# unemployment - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Number of people 'signing on' at lowest since May 2009
# Jobs Jobs Jobs
# Jobs Jobs Jobs

Number of people 'signing on' at lowest since May 2009

Jan 8th 2014, 12:52 PM 6,645 Views 101 Comments

The number of people on the Live Register fell by 3,300 last month, according to the Central Statistics Office.

# unemployment - Sunday 22 December, 2013

'Relentless push': Government plans special Cabinet meeting on jobs early next year
# Jobs Jobs Jobs
# Jobs Jobs Jobs

'Relentless push': Government plans special Cabinet meeting on jobs early next year

Dec 22nd 2013, 7:30 AM 4,410 Views 12 Comments

The coalition has been boosted this year by a continuing fall in the numbers of people who are unemployed with the jobless rate now at 12.8 per cent.

# unemployment - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

British unemployment rate at four-year low
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

British unemployment rate at four-year low

Dec 18th 2013, 7:45 PM 5,665 Views 21 Comments

Lucky them.

'The Irish economy has turned the corner' - ESRI
# Positive Outlook
# Positive Outlook

'The Irish economy has turned the corner' - ESRI

Dec 18th 2013, 8:16 AM 8,611 Views 103 Comments

The ESRI are predicted strong GNP growth and unemployment falls next year, driven by improving domestic demand.

# unemployment - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Dec 17th 2013, 11:00 PM 32,477 Views 14 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the Peru two, Hector leaving 2FM, and what Pope Francis did for his birthday.

# unemployment - Friday 13 December, 2013

Employment growth in Ireland outpaces the eurozone says EU stats office
# Jobs
# Jobs

Employment growth in Ireland outpaces the eurozone says EU stats office

Dec 13th 2013, 12:15 PM 5,831 Views 46 Comments

EU figures show that employment grew by 1.1 per cent in Ireland between July and September, second only to Portugal.

# unemployment - Monday 9 December, 2013

Spanish PM says falling wages help save jobs
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Spanish PM says falling wages help save jobs

Dec 9th 2013, 3:30 PM 7,061 Views 55 Comments

“It is better to bet on earning a little bit less and maintain as many jobs as possible” – do you agree with Mariano Rajoy?

# unemployment - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Column: Christmas can be a hard time for people – we all need support
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Christmas can be a hard time for people – we all need support

Dec 5th 2013, 7:30 PM 748 Views 21 Comments

People put a lot of pressure on themselves over Christmas, and the emphasis on making everything ‘perfect’ makes many feel inadequate, alone, or unable to cope. But there are ways to avoid anxiety, writes Ciaran Behan.

# unemployment - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Ireland tops Forbes list of 'Best Countries for Business'
# Rising Fortunes
# Rising Fortunes

Ireland tops Forbes list of 'Best Countries for Business'

Dec 4th 2013, 10:37 PM 24,256 Views 156 Comments

The business magazine’s annual list shows Ireland moving up six places. The UK is in 12th place this year. Germany is 24th.

Numbers on the Live Register fall again in November, unemployment at 12.5 per cent
# Jobs
# Jobs

Numbers on the Live Register fall again in November, unemployment at 12.5 per cent

Dec 4th 2013, 11:02 AM 6,386 Views 63 Comments

More good news for the government this morning.

# unemployment - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Damien Kiberd: Reasons to be cheerful? Maybe - but cautious too
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Reasons to be cheerful? Maybe - but cautious too

Dec 1st 2013, 8:30 AM 14 Views 16 Comments

Should we be optimistic or pessimistic? Doing the hokey cokey or pleading poverty at the back door of the Bundesbank?

# unemployment - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Madeleine McCann, jewel thefts and mortgages: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Madeleine McCann, jewel thefts and mortgages: The week in numbers

Nov 30th 2013, 7:30 PM 17,369 Views 9 Comments

Plus: What percentage unemployment rate does Taoiseach Enda Kenny want to see in 2016?

This t-shirt nails the feeling of being unemployed in Ireland
# ON THE DOLE
From The Daily Edge
# ON THE DOLE

This t-shirt nails the feeling of being unemployed in Ireland

Nov 30th 2013, 3:00 PM 4,357 Views 2 Comments

The Department of Social Rejection.

# unemployment - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Nov 28th 2013, 11:09 PM 14,086 Views 6 Comments

Today everyone’s been talking about the CRC senior staff top-ups, ESB strike action and the murder inquiry launched in Kerry.

# unemployment - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

‘Relentless pursuit’: Kenny hopes unemployment will be under 10 per cent by 2016
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

‘Relentless pursuit’: Kenny hopes unemployment will be under 10 per cent by 2016

Nov 27th 2013, 7:45 AM 4,625 Views 59 Comments

“This is a collective responsibility and an attack on creating job opportunities by government and all its agencies,” Enda Kenny said yesterday.