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# unemployment - Yesterday’s News


# unemployment - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Business leaders welcome Macron's labour reforms but trade unions aren't so happy

France’s biggest trade union is planning street protests next month.

# unemployment - Thursday 15 June, 2017

There are 79 unemployment blackspots in Ireland, with Limerick worst affected

Meanwhile, the number of women looking after the home or family has continued to decline.

# unemployment - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Poll: Should self-employed people be entitled to Jobseeker’s Benefit? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should self-employed people be entitled to Jobseeker’s Benefit?

A new survey suggests the self-employed would like more protection.

# unemployment - Friday 7 April, 2017

Community Employment places to be expanded as Varadkar calls them 'essential' and 'worthwhile'

The minister says the schemes “do work that has to be done”.

# unemployment - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Unemployment down but over 100,000 people now 'trapped' in part-time work

Some of this work gives rise to increased dependency on State income supports like jobseekers benefit, new research shows.

# unemployment - Thursday 12 January, 2017

2016 was a good year for jobs, with a jump in construction roles

However, businesses have been warned to prepare for the potential consequences of Brexit.

# unemployment - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Unemployment rate drops to post-crash low of 7.2%

There were 157,700 unemployed people last month, a decrease of 35,500 when compared to December 2015.

# unemployment - Sunday 1 January, 2017

FactCheck: You asked, we answered - "real unemployment"

Are job activation schemes masking the reality of unemployment in Ireland? What kind of jobs are people getting anyway?

# unemployment - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Irish jobs: Unemployment is down again but we shouldn't be complacent

Brexit hasn’t had a destructive short-term impact here but there is a way to go until we have full employment, writes Victor Duggan.

# unemployment - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Ireland has the highest rate of young people receiving benefits across 35 countries

A recent report compared and measured the experience of youth across OECD member states.

# unemployment - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Despite incomes increasing, Americans still believe the country is heading in the wrong direction

All the signs suggest the US economy is improving steadily. So why do the majority of Americans think the country is on the wrong track?

# unemployment - Thursday 1 September, 2016

Live Register: The number of people signing on has fallen below 300,000

The figures show that there are now 299,200 people officially signed on, compared with 340,700 from this time last year.

# unemployment - Monday 8 August, 2016

Unemployment benefits are top of the wish list for the self-employed

However, the head of ISME says the government needs to show some leadership on the issue.

# unemployment - Thursday 21 July, 2016

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# unemployment - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Social welfare office workers suffer punches and have chairs thrown at them

A union representing workers in Intreo offices said these employees need greater protection.

# unemployment - Saturday 26 March, 2016

'We need to weed out bogus disability claims for the people that really need it'

Aaron McKenna writes that people who truly need the disability payment are suffering at those that are scamming.

# unemployment - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Life after an election: ‘The hurt, the hard work and signing on the dole’

Nicola Cassidy, a former Green Party press officer, chronicles what happens when it all goes pear shaped.

# unemployment - Sunday 14 February, 2016

FactCheck: What effect does JobBridge and other schemes have on our unemployment rate?’s GE16 FactCheck examines an issue that’s on a lot of people’s minds.

# unemployment - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Live Register: 35,000 fewer people signed on since last year

The number has dropped by almost 30% from its August 2011 peak.

# unemployment - Thursday 7 January, 2016

There has been another drop in the number of people on the live register

The number of people signing on in December was 34,496 fewer than in the same month in 2014.

# unemployment - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Irish family to spend first Christmas together in 12 years as parents follow kids to Australia

Janet and Eugene found being separated from their children and grandchildren unbearable.

# unemployment - Monday 23 November, 2015

Joan denies an unemployed man was told to apply for 200-300 jobs a week

The Tánaiste said it was deemed that the man was ‘not genuinely seeking work’.

# unemployment - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

From Business ETC This is why Joan Burton is hailing a ‘landmark moment’ in Ireland’s recovery Wheels In Motion

This is why Joan Burton is hailing a ‘landmark moment’ in Ireland’s recovery

Just don’t mention the regional unemployment.

# unemployment - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

‘I got a lot of abuse on Twitter after Dole Life, but there’s so much more to my story’

Jake Gartland, who you may recognise as Shauna from RTE’s Dole Life, says you should never judge a book by its cover.

# unemployment - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Educated, broke and fed up: how Ireland’s unemployed are struggling to get by

Unemployment rates may be dropping, but significant barriers still exist for those seeking work in Ireland.

# unemployment - Monday 5 October, 2015

'When you're out of work, there's a lack of purpose that pervades every day'

College graduates have weathered the recession far better than those without a degree, but unemployment rates are still high.

# unemployment - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Ireland's social welfare policy treats us like a country of scroungers

‘Obligations to care for children or the lack of employment in rural areas may well have accounted for the vast proportion of the unemployment rate during the Celtic Tiger.’

# unemployment - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Some iffy job numbers show that everything's not quite rosy right now

The unemployment rate has stopped falling.

# unemployment - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

The latest job numbers are pretty good news for these two

Employment is now increasing at a rate of over 1,000 jobs per week.

# unemployment - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

There is some bad news in the latest jobless figures

The unemployment rate for July went in the wrong direction for the first time since the start of 2014.

# unemployment - Sunday 19 July, 2015

These are the jobs with the brightest futures in Ireland right now

But there are also skills that can help you in almost any career.

# unemployment - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Why most workers aren’t going to start earning more any time soon

Ireland can look to the UK and US for signs of what’s to come.

# unemployment - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

These are the jobs that are winning and losing as the economy picks up

Average pay packets took another hit at the start of the year.

# unemployment - Thursday 21 May, 2015

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

For the first time in seven years, Ireland's unemployment rate is under 10%

There are now 1.9 million people employed in Ireland and 212,000 who are unemployed.

# unemployment - Thursday 7 May, 2015

From Business ETC Michael Noonan is copping a lot of flak for saying some people are ‘allergic to work’ Jobphobia This post contains videos

# unemployment - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

15,000 under 25s have been signing on for over a year

The number of people signing on has dropped but unemployment is still at 10%.

# unemployment - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

'I have never felt so strongly wronged by those who represent our country'

Here I am, feeling like a second-class citizen in my own country, crying over a water meter. Do the politicians I voted for even care?

# unemployment - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

From Business ETC Germany is laughing all the way to the jobs office Wunderbar

Germany is laughing all the way to the jobs office

The country’s unemployment figures for March were the best since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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