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#Unemployment

# unemployment - All time

Men "hit harder than women by unemployment during recession"
# Gender Equality
# Gender Equality

Men "hit harder than women by unemployment during recession"

May 14th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,318 Views 18 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Anxiety and depression are key in keeping the long-term unemployed out of work

May 13th 2014, 7:30 PM 2,806 Views 67 Comments

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
# Debt Disaster
# Debt Disaster

Half of Irish companies forced to sack workers because of late payments

May 12th 2014, 8:30 PM 16,902 Views 19 Comments

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
# Taxed
# Taxed

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

May 10th 2014, 8:45 AM 40,199 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.

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 10,716 Views 5 Comments

Plus: How many bananas come into Ireland every week?

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 5,485 Views 33 Comments

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
# Live Register
# Live Register

Unemployment rate falls again to 11.7 per cent

Apr 30th 2014, 11:46 AM 7,498 Views 81 Comments

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
# Inequality
# Inequality

Opinion: Across Europe, equality is being obliterated by austerity

Apr 28th 2014, 1:00 PM 71 Views 25 Comments

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
# Jobs
# Jobs

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

Apr 26th 2014, 8:00 AM 32 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.

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 64 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.

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

OECD says JobBridge is leaving most disadvantaged behind

Apr 23rd 2014, 9:05 AM 9,292 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.

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 11,424 Views 3 Comments

Catch up as you refuel.

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 4,779 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.

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 17,452 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.

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 10,435 Views 39 Comments

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

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 17,099 Views 48 Comments

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
# 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 17,225 Views 127 Comments

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
# 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 38,612 Views 120 Comments

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

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 15,833 Views 113 Comments

The unemployment rate has fallen to 12.1 per cent.

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 12,809 Views 24 Comments

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
# Penny Pinching
# Penny Pinching

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

Feb 12th 2014, 9:21 AM 14,676 Views 100 Comments

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
# 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 117 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.

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 4,950 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.

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 6,728 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 2,828 Views 6 Comments

Is this the way forward for job hunting?

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 18,289 Views 27 Comments

The company manufactures electric cable in New Ross.

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 49 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?

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 6,661 Views 101 Comments

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
# Jobs Jobs Jobs
# Jobs Jobs Jobs

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

Dec 22nd 2013, 7:30 AM 4,431 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.

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

British unemployment rate at four-year low

Dec 18th 2013, 7:45 PM 5,677 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 8,638 Views 103 Comments

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

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Dec 17th 2013, 11:00 PM 32,491 Views 14 Comments

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
# Jobs
# Jobs

Employment growth in Ireland outpaces the eurozone says EU stats office

Dec 13th 2013, 12:15 PM 5,844 Views 46 Comments

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
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Spanish PM says falling wages help save jobs

Dec 9th 2013, 3:30 PM 7,075 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?

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 787 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.

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 24,314 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 6,401 Views 63 Comments

More good news for the government this morning.

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 30 Views 16 Comments

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

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 17,386 Views 9 Comments

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