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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.

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.

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