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Ireland’s Unemployment Rate at 4.6%

4 August 2007 | Ireland | 9 Responses by paul savage.

The latest figures released by the CSO (www.cso.ie) say that Ireland’s Unemployment rate is at the highest it’s been for 3 years. The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment also issued new figures showing there were 2,305 redundancies in July. This brings the total for this year up to 15,054 – 8.3pc higher than last year. So the new government is having a hard time in office. New Senator Alan Kelly said “Today’s figures mean that the numbers on the Live Register have now increased by more than 20,000 in two months and are now at the highest level since July 2004“.

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The national unemployment rate remains at 4.6pc, but the National Organisation of the Unemployed pointed to a striking gender difference in the latest figures, with 1,100 more men and 300 fewer women now on the register .

9 Responses

  1. Ireland’s Unemployment Rate at 4.8% | Irish Job News - News on Jobs for Ireland said on 6 Nov 2007 at 9:47 pm

    […] may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Earlier this year we reported that the Irish unemployment rate was hovering around 4.6%, well now it has increased even more and has hit a 4 year high. Currently […]

  2. Gerard Ryan said on 17 Nov 2007 at 7:32 pm

    I think we are in for another bad year in 2008 with maybe even unemployment numbers hitting 25,0000 before the end of year. the celtic tiger is dead R.I.P

  3. Roger said on 24 Nov 2007 at 1:07 pm

    The ‘economic boom ‘ was merely the result of moving cica 2,000,000 foreigners into the country and the resulting explosion in tenement building. As there are still a number of these construction projects underway at a time when immigration has stalled, we may presume that FF are planning a further population increase to help out their friends in the building trade when the block is lifted on Romania and Bulgaria.

  4. Irish Unemployment Rate 2008 Set to Rise | Irish Job News - News on Jobs for Ireland said on 3 Feb 2008 at 3:11 pm

    […] in August 2007 we reported that the unemployment rate was at 4.7% and in November this rose further to give an unemployment rate of 4.8% . This begs the question […]

  5. ann said on 28 Mar 2008 at 8:25 pm

    i have umemployement for yeras i can,t get any where i have tried .the celtic tiger is a joke

  6. Miriam said on 28 Aug 2008 at 5:01 pm

    It is my view that a lot of companies are jumping on the bandwagon and using the “slowdown” as an excuse to cut wages and costs just to line their own pockets. In a lot of cases employees are dealing with the greed of their employers and not the slowing economy.

  7. Conor Ryan said on 18 Feb 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Fact, this year will be bad, next year worse and 2011 the mother of all years.

  8. Gerard Ryan said on 23 Feb 2009 at 1:05 pm

    2009 is bad and will get worse but we will get through it and by the middle of 2010 i think we will see a small recovery

  9. Peter L. Griffiths said on 10 Apr 2012 at 4:31 pm

    The best way to cure Irish unemployment would be to allow labour as a deduction in the VAT calculation. This could be done by giving to employers 12 Euros for every employee working more than 16 hours during the week.

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