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# Unemployment

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Criticisms of Irish healthcare overspend and unemployment levels in EU report
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
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
The amount of people working in Europe has decreased, and still hasn’t recovered from the financial crisis.
Men "hit harder than women by unemployment during recession"
Two new studies from the ESRI look at gender and the impact of the recession on work and finances.
Opinion: Anxiety and depression are key in keeping the long-term unemployed out of work
Mental health, rather than economic growth, may be one of the key factors in helping people return to work.
Half of Irish companies forced to sack workers because of late payments
The Government has been blasted for its failure to set an example or pass laws to tackle the problem.
Father-of-two works 20 hours a week for extra €2.38 on job scheme
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.
Rory Gallagher, Death Row, and the 1916 Rising: The week in numbers
Plus: How many bananas come into Ireland every week?
Unemployment down in eurozone but 18 million still jobless
Greece is still the country faring the worst with an unemployment rate of 26.7 per cent.
Unemployment rate falls again to 11.7 per cent
It represents the 22nd month in a row that the number of claimants on the Live Register has fallen.
Opinion: Across Europe, equality is being obliterated by austerity
Social Europe is being destroyed. Will our EU 2014 candidates pledge commitment to fighting rising poverty, unemployment, inequality and social exclusion?
Column: We're forced to bring skilled workers from abroad because of our educational failures
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.
Column: I've entered the Church of Burton ... Yes, I am now a JobBridge intern
After two years of being unemployed, I’ve just started a JobBridge internship. The experience has been a mixed one so far.
OECD says JobBridge is leaving most disadvantaged behind
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.
Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know
Catch up as you refuel.
Consumer sentiment down in March after seven year high
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.
VIDEO: The devastating aftermath of the Waterford Crystal factory closure
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.
Report shows quality of life in Ireland above EU average
The EU report was published to coincide with International Happiness Day.
Up to 560 suicides linked to the recession
That’s according to a report on suicide prevention that will be presented to the Dáil committee next week.
Live Register falls below 400,000 for the first time in five years
Around 2,500 people less are on the Live Register than in January.
Most of 500,000 identity cards in Ireland issued to social welfare claimants
Almost 239,000 of these cards have been issued in Dublin.
There are now 253,200 unemployed people in Ireland
The unemployment rate has fallen to 12.1 per cent.
Jobseeker payments expenditure to fall by as much as 20 per cent
The spend in 2014 is expected to be close to half of what it was in 2011.
250,000 households have less than €15,000 a year to live on
But income gaps are skewing analysis of the income average according to the Nevin Economic Research Centre.
Column: The Youth Guarantee is an escalation of the government’s war on young people
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.
Government's jobs plan delivers 90 per cent success rate - but Bruton insists it's not spin
“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.
Another drop in Live Register numbers, unemployment at 12.3 per cent
Some good news for the Government this morning.
Irish lad makes brilliant video cover letter to find a job
Is this the way forward for job hunting?
Company in business over 75 years to close with 47 job losses
The company manufactures electric cable in New Ross.
Column: Operation Emigration – is the Government trying to give us the shove?
High youth unemployment, education cuts, and JobBridge… am I the only one thinking the Government is trying to get rid of us?
Number of people 'signing on' at lowest since May 2009
The number of people on the Live Register fell by 3,300 last month, according to the Central Statistics Office.
'Relentless push': Government plans special Cabinet meeting on jobs early next year
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.
British unemployment rate at four-year low
Lucky them.
'The Irish economy has turned the corner' - ESRI
The ESRI are predicted strong GNP growth and unemployment falls next year, driven by improving domestic demand.
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about the Peru two, Hector leaving 2FM, and what Pope Francis did for his birthday.
Employment growth in Ireland outpaces the eurozone says EU stats office
EU figures show that employment grew by 1.1 per cent in Ireland between July and September, second only to Portugal.
Spanish PM says falling wages help save jobs
“It is better to bet on earning a little bit less and maintain as many jobs as possible” – do you agree with Mariano Rajoy?
Column: Christmas can be a hard time for people – we all need support
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.
Ireland tops Forbes list of 'Best Countries for Business'
The business magazine’s annual list shows Ireland moving up six places. The UK is in 12th place this year. Germany is 24th.