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# unemployment - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

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.

# unemployment - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

# unemployment - Monday 7 April, 2014

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.

# unemployment - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

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.

# unemployment - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Report shows quality of life in Ireland above EU average

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

# unemployment - Friday 7 March, 2014

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.

# unemployment - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

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.

# unemployment - Monday 3 March, 2014

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

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

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

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

# unemployment - Friday 21 February, 2014

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know today as we head towards the weekend.

# unemployment - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

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.

# unemployment - Friday 7 February, 2014

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.

# unemployment - Thursday 6 February, 2014

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.

# unemployment - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

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

Some good news for the Government this morning.

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

Irish lad makes brilliant video cover letter to find a job

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

# unemployment - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

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

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

“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

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'

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

More good news for the government this morning.

# unemployment - Sunday 1 December, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

The Department of Social Rejection.

# unemployment - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

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

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

# unemployment - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

‘Very encouraging’: Fall in unemployment to lowest level since 2009 welcomed

Good news on the employment front according to figures from the Central Statistics Office today with the fall to 12.8 per cent unemployment welcomed by the government.

# unemployment - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Risk that high unemployment will become 'structural' in Ireland

The OECD is mainly upbeat on Ireland’s economic future but worries about stubbornly high unemployment.

# unemployment - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Central Bank assessing issues at 100 credit unions

Eamon Gilmore told the Dáil today that there are twenty credit unions that have reported regulatory reserves below the minimum requirement.

Burton confident about Youth Guarantee despite concerns

The Minister was speaking about the Youth Guarantee scheme, which ministers are meeting about in Paris.

Enda Kenny in Paris to discuss youth unemployment

He is joined by Social Protection Minister Joan Burton.

# unemployment - Sunday 3 November, 2013

In Spain, even toddlers learn Chinese for job hopes

Parents are being encouraged to improve their children’s chances – from the age of three – in a country with high unemployment.

Ireland’s Digital Champion: Our unemployment figures are a scourge

Lord Puttnam said he would like to work more closely with Richard Bruton as he sees a lot of crossover with his job and the minister’s department.