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From TheJournal.ie Irish economy to shrink by between 0.4% and 1.1% this year, says Central Bank Economic Forecast

Irish economy to shrink by between 0.4% and 1.1% this year, says Central Bank

The latest forecast is buoyed by the ‘resilience’ of Irish exports.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 unemployment rates fell in September but 'significant impact' remains CSO

Covid-19 unemployment rates fell in September but 'significant impact' remains

CSO figures show that the unemployment rate in September for people aged 15 to 24 rose to 18.9% – down from 19.5% in August.

From TheJournal.ie New Pandemic Unemployment Payment bands kick in today, here's what you need to know Job Losses

New Pandemic Unemployment Payment bands kick in today, here's what you need to know

The PUP will move from two rates of payment to three rates, and the top rate is being reduced.

From TheJournal.ie Pandemic Unemployment Payment to remain open for new applicants until end of 2020 Covid19

Pandemic Unemployment Payment to remain open for new applicants until end of 2020

Changes to payment rates will still go ahead as planned on 17 September.

From TheJournal.ie Unemployment rate - including those on PUP - stands at 16.7% CSO

Unemployment rate - including those on PUP - stands at 16.7%

Just over 41% of people in the labour force aged between 15 and 24 were unemployed in July.

From TheJournal.ie Pandemic Unemployment Payment extended - but some rates will be tapered from 17 September SUPPORTS

Pandemic Unemployment Payment extended - but some rates will be tapered from 17 September

The wage subsidy scheme will also be extended but the Taoiseach indicated a move away from supports towards greater employment.

From TheJournal.ie Minister signals change to pandemic unemployment payment on the way Welfare

Minister signals change to pandemic unemployment payment on the way

Some 95,800 people are now receiving the reduced payment of €203 per week.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested as part of investigation into Pandemic Unemployment Payment fraud Dublin

Man arrested as part of investigation into Pandemic Unemployment Payment fraud

The investigation is linked with up to 25 separate claims made under the scheme, totalling over €56,000.

From TheJournal.ie Over one million people on Live Register or getting unemployment payment Covid-19

Over one million people on Live Register or getting unemployment payment

The number of people in receipt of Covid-related payments is decreasing as more businesses start to reopen.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society' Essential Workers

Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society'

A new paper calls on policymakers to ‘transform’ precarious and low-paid jobs.

From TheJournal.ie Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be extended for months, but reduced for part-timers Coronavirus

Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be extended for months, but reduced for part-timers

The Taoiseach made the announcement at midday today.

From TheJournal.ie Ibec warns of the 'sharpest compression of economic activity in living memory' Unemployment

Ibec warns of the 'sharpest compression of economic activity in living memory'

The business lobbying group forecasts Irish unemployment to level off at 16% and GDP to contract by 11% for the year.

From TheJournal.ie Half of under-24s in Ireland are unemployed, CSO figures suggest Covid-19 PUP

Half of under-24s in Ireland are unemployed, CSO figures suggest

If all claimants of the Covid-19 PUP payment are included, 26.1% of the Irish workforce are unemployed.

From TheJournal.ie ESRI warns against austerity measures in short-term as economy heals from the pandemic Downturn

ESRI warns against austerity measures in short-term as economy heals from the pandemic

The think-tank has sketched the likely impact of the virus across a range of Irish economic indicators.

From TheJournal.ie People warned not to fall for unemployment payment text scam Texts

People warned not to fall for unemployment payment text scam

The text states that the recipient is due to receive a payment, and asks them to click on a link.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach hopes it will be possible for grandparents to visit and hug their grandchildren over the summer Coronavirus

Taoiseach hopes it will be possible for grandparents to visit and hug their grandchildren over the summer

Leo Varadkar said a limited easing of restrictions could begin on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's unemployment rate would be 28.2% if people on pandemic payment were included Economic Shock

Ireland's unemployment rate would be 28.2% if people on pandemic payment were included

The CSO has said people on the payment do not meet the definition of being unemployed.

From TheJournal.ie Tourism, food and construction worst-hit by Covid-19 job losses Unemployment

Tourism, food and construction worst-hit by Covid-19 job losses

Social protection minister Regina Doherty said she would hope construction workers would be returning to work soon.

From TheJournal.ie Bord na Móna employees will continue to turn up for work every day despite attempted lay-offs Bord Na Móna

Bord na Móna employees will continue to turn up for work every day despite attempted lay-offs

Last week it was confirmed that up to 230 workers were to be removed from the company’s payroll.

From TheJournal.ie Donohoe describes predicted 22% unemployment rate as 'horrific' Covid-19

Donohoe describes predicted 22% unemployment rate as 'horrific'

However, the finance minister said Ireland will rebuild its economy.

From TheJournal.ie Future changes to pandemic payment and wage subsidy scheme to be considered, says minister Covid-19

Future changes to pandemic payment and wage subsidy scheme to be considered, says minister

Paschal Donohoe says people may have to move to normal social welfare schemes and wages subsidy scheme will have to be tapered.

From TheJournal.ie Over a million people in Ireland receiving some sort of State income support Unemployment

Over a million people in Ireland receiving some sort of State income support

Around 50,000 people currently receiving the unemployment payment are receiving income support for the first time.

From TheJournal.ie Recipients of Covid-19 illness benefit who were underpaid will get arrears this week Coronavirus

Recipients of Covid-19 illness benefit who were underpaid will get arrears this week

The department said the benefit was paid at the original rate “pending the system being built to apply the increased rate”.

From TheJournal.ie More than 850,000 people now claiming Covid-19 unemployment benefits Financial Support

More than 850,000 people now claiming Covid-19 unemployment benefits

Tánaiste Simon Coveney also confirmed the Department of Foreign Affairs has helped some 4,600 Irish citizens return home.

From TheJournal.ie Over 500,000 people either out of work or receiving pandemic payments, new stats show Coronavirus Crisis

Over 500,000 people either out of work or receiving pandemic payments, new stats show

The CSO released the figures this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Here are the payments you're entitled to if your income is impacted by the coronavirus Covid19

Explainer: Here are the payments you're entitled to if your income is impacted by the coronavirus

The government today announced additional supports.

From TheJournal.ie There have been 58,000 applications for the Covid-19 unemployment payment Support

There have been 58,000 applications for the Covid-19 unemployment payment

Minister Regina Doherty said 43,000 of those applications have been processed so far.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns that thousands spent on Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a fourth time Unemployment

Concerns that thousands spent on Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a fourth time

The two private companies operating JobPath have been paid €207m.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ridiculous situation': Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a third time Jobseekers

'Ridiculous situation': Jobseekers forced to do JobPath programme for a third time

Private companies operating JobPath get over €3k for every jobseeker that makes it through the scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Committee told man on JobPath scheme had his CV amended against his wishes to conceal his ethnicity Social Welfare

Committee told man on JobPath scheme had his CV amended against his wishes to conceal his ethnicity

Private companies operating JobPath get over €3k for every jobseeker that makes it through the scheme

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: 'JobPath may not be needed in the future' Unemployment

Taoiseach: 'JobPath may not be needed in the future'

Concerns have been raised about the repeat fees being paid to the companies operating the Jobpath programme.

From TheJournal.ie Private companies getting €3,718 for every jobseeker that makes it through the State's Jobpath scheme Unemployment

Private companies getting €3,718 for every jobseeker that makes it through the State's Jobpath scheme

How much the companies got paid per person has been shrouded in secrecy since the roll out of the programme.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 8,000 people under the age of 26 are in long-term unemployment Budget Proposals

Almost 8,000 people under the age of 26 are in long-term unemployment

The National Youth Council of Ireland has called for a €22m investment to resolve the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Unemployment set to drop again but Brexit could have negative impact on Irish growth Taxes And Spending

Unemployment set to drop again but Brexit could have negative impact on Irish growth

The ESRI said a neutral Budget may be the best option next month.

From TheJournal.ie Government wants future budgets to 'lean against the wind' Play It Cool

Government wants future budgets to 'lean against the wind'

The Summer Economic Statement this year sets out the plans for next year’s Budget. And it’s all about cooling those jets in case Ireland overheats.

From TheJournal.ie The most common jobs in Ireland are in sales, retail and farming Census 2016

The most common jobs in Ireland are in sales, retail and farming

Over two million people were working at the time of the Census last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'I loved every minute': This inner city programme for unemployed youths has a 90% success rate Career Leap

'I loved every minute': This inner city programme for unemployed youths has a 90% success rate

This programme was developed by Trinity College and brought together community groups, local businesses and young people eager to get into the workforce.

From TheJournal.ie Jobseekers reminded they can take up Christmas work without losing entitlements Tis The Seasonal Work

Jobseekers reminded they can take up Christmas work without losing entitlements

Businesses are being urged to hire people on the Live Register.

From TheJournal.ie Business leaders welcome Macron's labour reforms but trade unions aren't so happy Unemployment

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.

From TheJournal.ie There are 79 unemployment blackspots in Ireland, with Limerick worst affected Census

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.

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