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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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Community Employment places to be expanded as Varadkar calls them 'essential' and 'worthwhile' Unemployment

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Unemployment down but over 100,000 people now 'trapped' in part-time work Underemployment

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.

From TheJournal.ie 2016 was a good year for jobs, with a jump in construction roles Cranes In The Sky

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.

From TheJournal.ie Unemployment rate drops to post-crash low of 7.2% Jobs

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.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: You asked, we answered - "real unemployment" Factcheck

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?

From TheJournal.ie Irish jobs: Unemployment is down again but we shouldn't be complacent Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has the highest rate of young people receiving benefits across 35 countries Unemployment

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.

From TheJournal.ie Despite incomes increasing, Americans still believe the country is heading in the wrong direction Keep The Recovery Going

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?

From TheJournal.ie Live Register: The number of people signing on has fallen below 300,000 Unemployment

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.

From TheJournal.ie Unemployment benefits are top of the wish list for the self-employed Benefits

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

From TheJournal.ie Social welfare office workers suffer punches and have chairs thrown at them Assaults

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need to weed out bogus disability claims for the people that really need it' Column

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Life after an election: 'The hurt, the hard work and signing on the dole' Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: What effect does JobBridge and other schemes have on our unemployment rate? GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: What effect does JobBridge and other schemes have on our unemployment rate?

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck examines an issue that’s on a lot of people’s minds.

From TheJournal.ie Live Register: 35,000 fewer people signed on since last year Signed On

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

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

From TheJournal.ie There has been another drop in the number of people on the live register Unemployment

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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish family to spend first Christmas together in 12 years as parents follow kids to Australia Emigration

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.

From TheJournal.ie Joan denies an unemployed man was told to apply for 200-300 jobs a week Didn't Happen

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’.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'I got a lot of abuse on Twitter after Dole Life, but there's so much more to my story' Opinion

'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.

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