Reader's Blog: Unemployed need support

In addition to issuing more work permits to workers from overseas, could I suggest that the Government support and encourage, in a respectful way, the (approx) 200,000 people who are currently on the Live Register in this country?

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Live Register figures fall to 11-year low again in March

The number of people on the Live Register fell by 1.2% in March, the second subsequent month when figures hit an 11-year low.

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CSO announce unemployment rate is down 0.1% for February

In figures released today, the CSO stated that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for last month was at 5.6%, down from 5.7% in January.

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Government promises more schemes for long-term unemployed

The Government is promising more schemes to get people who are long-term unemployed back to work.

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Warning of possible labour shortages amid low unemployment figures

Employers’ body Ibec has welcomed the increase in the number of people at work but warned that further employment growth could lead to labour shortages here with policy changes needed to address that.

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Employment rate rises by 3% to hit record highs

The country’s employment rate has hit record highs leading to concerns it could lead to a lack of workers to fill vacancies.

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Over €2 million invested in Dublin tech firms by Local Enterprise Office

The Local Enterprise Office for Dublin City have released a report outlining how they have provided over €2 million to tech companies in the capital since it was established in 2014.

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Jobpath finds jobs for 20,000 long-term unemployed

The TURAS NUA 'JobPath' programme says it has found jobs for 20,000 long-term unemployed.

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CSO figures show slight fall in unemployment

Unemployment has fallen slightly, according to the Central Statistics Office.

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Unemployment at lowest level in more than 10 years

The unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since April 2008 — and economists are predicting that the rapid growth in employment is far from over.

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Country could face worker shortage as unemployment levels continue to drop

It is feared that the country could face a worker shortage as employment levels reach those not seen since the Celtic Tiger.

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Unemployment rate remains unchanged at 5.1%

The unemployment rate remains at 5.1% for July and is unchanged from June.

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Apprentice fund call for jobless youths

A €22m investment in apprenticeships — including animation and horticulture along with the more traditional trades — would halve long-term youth unemployment by the end of 2019, it has been claimed.

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Access to apprenticeships can halve youth uneployment by end of 2019 say NYCI

The NYCI, which represents youth organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide, is calling for an investment of €22 million in the education, training and access to apprenticeships to halve long-term youth unemployment by the end of 2019.

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Unemployment rate falls to 5.1%; Lowest level since 2007

Irish unemployment was lower again in June, falling to 5.1% from 5.2% in May.

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Rate of unemployment falls again in May to 5.8%

The rate of unemployment has fallen again in May to 5.8%, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show.

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Monthly employment rate now lowest since May 2008

Unemployment levels have dropped again.

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Unemployment down to 6.1%

The unemployment rate is down to 6.1%, official figures have revealed.

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Central Bank study highlights 'hidden' workers in Irish economy

So-called 'hidden' workers could enable the economy to continue to grow for a number of years, economists have claimed.

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257,000 people on Live Register; lowest level in 9 years

The number of people on the Live Register is at its lowest level in almost 9 years.

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Number of unemployed people in Ireland falls to lowest level in eight years

The number of people unemployed in Ireland fell by 40,000 last year - its lowest level in eight years.

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Jobless rate falls to 7.2%, its lowest since the crash

The monthly unemployment rate fell slightly again last month, to 7.2%.

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January sees fall in unemployment rate

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January 2016 was 8.6%, according to figures released today.

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Latest figures show reduction in numbers signing on Live Register

The Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 2,200 (-0.7%) to 330,000 last month on a seasonally adjusted basis.

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Number unemployed down slightly in November

The seasonally adjusted number of people unemployed was 191,700 in November, a decrease of 700 when compared to October, official figures show.

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Number of people on Live Register down by 1,900

The number of people signing on the dole fell by 1,900 last month, the CSO revealed today.

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Unemployment up slightly last month, CSO finds

July saw a slight increase in the number of people unemployed, according to official statistics released today.

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Standardised unemployment rate down to 10%

The standardised unemployment rate was 10% in March, down from 10.1% the previous month, according to latest figures from the CSO.

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Jobless rate falls to 10.1%

New figures just released by the CSO show the unemployment rate fell 0.2% to 10.1% in February.

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Unemployment rate down in October

More than 370,000 people remain on the dole despite a slight drop in the unemployment rate, latest figures reveal.

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Bruton rules out wage increases as employment rises

Richard Bruton has ruled out wage increases amid further signs of economic recovery.

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Number of unemployed people at lowest level in five years

The number of people at work has climbed back above 1.9 million, the highest number in nearly five years.

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Eurostat figures show large decrease in Irish unemployment

Ireland has seen one of the largest decreases in unemployment across the EU in the year to June.

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Live Register falls in June

There were 4,400 fewer people on the Live Register last month, according to latest figures from the Central Stastistics Office, bringing the number of people signing on to 386,200.

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Unemployment rate falls to 11.9%

The number of people on the Live Register fell by 2,500 in February, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show.

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Ireland enjoys joint largest fall in unemployment

Ireland's unemployment rate experienced the joint largest fall in Europe last month, according to the European Union's statistics body.

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Unemployent rate falls to 12.4% in December

The latest Live Register figures show unemployment is continuing to fall.

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Unemployment down slightly in November

The number of people signing on last month fell to just over 390,000.

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October sees fall in number of people signing on

October saw a seasonally-adjusted decrease of 3,700 people signing on the Live Register, it was revealed today.

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Department of Social Protection admits sending Irish jobseekers letters about Canada jobs

The Department of Social Protection has confirmed that it is sending letters to jobseekers with offers of work in Canada.

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Live Register down again in September

The unemployment rate fell slightly last month with 408,670 people signing on for social welfare benefits.

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Tánaiste: The main thing that tackles youth unemployment is job creation

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said that the main way of tackling youth unemployment is to create jobs.

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Unemployment falls in July

The number of people on unemployment benefits has dropped by 3,200, official figures have revealed.

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Gilmore: Government targeting full employment

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has today defended Government plans to launch another plan to get people off the dole.

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No reduction in female unemployment

There has been no reduction in the number of women signing on the live register last month.

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Figures show fewer people signing on in December

Seasonally-adjusted figures have shown a small decrease in the number of people signing on the Live Register in December.

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Almost one quarter of population living in jobless household

A new report from the ESRI shows that almost one quarter of the population is living in a jobless household.

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Slight fall in numbers signing on

October saw a decrease of 1,000 in the number of people signing on the Live Register, on a seasonally adjusted basis, official figures have shown today.

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Job creation 'the State's real challenge'

The high percentage of those on the Live Register who are long-term unemployed "is worrying and is growing", the Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed has said, adding that job creation is now the State's main challenge.

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Proportion of long-term unemployed 'will continue to rise'

Economic analysts are forecasting a continued rise in the level of long-term unemployment.

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2,000 fewer people signing on in August

The number of people signing on the Live Register fell by 2,000 in the last month, official figures have revealed.

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Unemployed urged to attend Dublin careers roadshow

Jobseekers are being invited to a careers roadshow in Dublin today.

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Limerick and Donegal named as youth unemployment blackspots

Limerick City and Donegal had the highest levels of youth unemployment in April 2011, with rates of 50% and 49% respectively, it was revealed today.

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ESRI: Unemployment will remain high next year

Unemployment will remain high despite growth in the Irish economy next year, a new report has predicted.

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Unemployment up by over 13,000 in year, CSO survey shows

More than 1,000 people a month joined the dole queue over the last year.

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Migrant jobless levels 'four times higher than for Irish nationals'

Unemployment levels among migrants were four times higher than among Irish nationals last year.

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Eurostat: Ireland bucks trend as EU unemployment rises

New figures from Eurostat show that unemployment in Ireland has fallen slightly, with the average rate now standing at 14.5% up to March of this year.

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Unemployment rate falls slightly

The unemployment rate edged back slightly last month to 14.3%, official figures have revealed.

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Female jobless figures on the rise

The number of women out of work for more than a year has soared by a fifth.

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