Unemployment rises to 14.9%


#525

Quarterly National Household Survey Quarter 4 2015 is out next Tuesday

cso.ie/en/newsandevents/stat … ecalendar/


#526

QNHS Q4 2015
cso.ie/en/releasesandpublica … rter42015/

Unemployment down from 9.3% to 8.7%

Will have further analysis to follow…


#527

Got to say in the year I’ve been back there certainly has been good uptick, even where I am outside the immediate Dublin sphere.


#528

RTE went with the headline ‘‘Employment growth rate slowed during 2015 - CSO’’ This is despite 2015 creating more jobs than 2014. So are the media starting to get fed up with the recovery?


#529

“Keep the recovery going” :laughing:


#530

I dunno should it not be “Keep the recovery Staying!”… we don’t want it going anywhere ya know! XD


#531

It doesn’t sell papers I suppose


#532

Also it turns out that January forecasts were overoptimistic.


#533

QNHS Q4 2015 stats are out
cso.ie/en/releasesandpublica … rter42015/

We can do a comparison of Jobs and Unemployment figures
a) since Q2 2011 – when the FG/Labour Government came into office (Kenny was elected Taoiseach 9 March 2011)
b) change since last quarter
vs
c) the current quarterly figures

Additional info per Table 7…


#534

New research analyses participation rates in the Irish Labour Force

centralbank.ie/press-area/pr … Force.aspx

Central Bank report
Technical Paper: centralbank.ie/publications/ … 01RT16.pdf
Economic Letter: centralbank.ie/publications/ … 20No.1.pdf


#535

February 2016 Live Register/Unemployment Rate

The seasonally adjusted Unemployment rate in February 2016 was 8.8% or 190,900, down -0.1% or 2,000.
This is the lowest rate since Dec 2008 when it was 8.6%
cso.ie/en/releasesandpublica … ruary2016/

The seasonally adjusted Live Register figure in February 2016 was 321,000, down -2,700.
This is the lowest rate since Dec 2008 when it was 297,000.
cso.ie/en/releasesandpublica … ruary2016/

There were 65,980 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register in February 2016 which represents 20.6% of the total Live Register (was 72,155 in February 2015 or 20.3%)

Live Register Activation Programmes:
January 2016 was 79,722 (January 2015 was 86,850)

Persons on activation programmes are not counted as part of the monthly Live Register.
Figures available go back to Jan 2007. Lowest ever was 44,174 in Aug 2009; highest was 89,704 in Mar 2015.

Broad Jobless Rate:
If we add the total Live Register rate + Live Register Activation Programmes, the broad jobless rate stands at 18.46%
[321,000 (Feb 16)+ 79,722 (Jan 16)/ 2,170,500 in Labour Force per QNHS Q4 2015]


#536

Unemployment hits new eight-year low of 8.6%

irishtimes.com/business/econ … -1.2598764


#537

March 2016 Live Register/Unemployment Rate

The seasonally adjusted Unemployment rate in March 2016 was 8.6% or 187,700, down -0.2% or 2,900.
This is the lowest rate since Dec 2008 when it was also 8.6%
cso.ie/en/releasesandpublica … march2016/

The seasonally adjusted Live Register figure in March 2016 was 317,800, down -2,900.
This is the lowest rate since Dec 2008 when it was 297,000.
cso.ie/en/releasesandpublica … march2016/

There were 65,477 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register in March 2016 which represents 20.7% of the total Live Register (was 71,404 in March 2015 or 20.5%)

Live Register Activation Programmes:
February 2016 was 79,009 (February 2015 was 87,625)

Persons on activation programmes are not counted as part of the monthly Live Register.
Figures available go back to Jan 2007. Lowest ever was 44,174 in Aug 2009; highest was 89,704 in Mar 2015.

Broad Jobless Rate:
If we add the total Live Register rate + Live Register Activation Programmes, the broad jobless rate stands at 18.28%
[317,800 (Mar 16)+ 79,009 (Feb 16)/ 2,170,500 in Labour Force per QNHS Q4 2015]


#538

April 2016 Live Register/Unemployment Rate

The seasonally adjusted Unemployment rate in April 2016 was 8.4% or 183,700, down -0.2% or 3,700.
This is the lowest rate since Nov 2008 when it was 7.9%
cso.ie/en/releasesandpublica … april2016/

The seasonally adjusted Live Register figure in April 2016 was 312,700, down -4,400.
This is the lowest rate since Dec 2008 when it was 297,000.
cso.ie/en/releasesandpublica … april2016/

There were 64,383 casual and part-time workers on the Live Register in April 2016 which represents 21.1% of the total Live Register (was 70,181 in April 2015 or 20.4%)

Live Register Activation Programmes:
March 2016 was 79,906 (March 2015 was 89,704)

Persons on activation programmes are not counted as part of the monthly Live Register.
Figures available go back to Jan 2007. Lowest ever was 44,174 in Aug 2009; highest was 89,704 in Mar 2015.

Broad Jobless Rate:
If we add the total Live Register rate + Live Register Activation Programmes, the broad jobless rate stands at 18.1%
[312,700 (Apr 16)+ 79,906 (Mar 16)/ 2,170,500 in Labour Force per QNHS Q4 2015]


#539

Perhaps it’s a loaded question and I’ll get flak for asking, but I genuinely wonder if, in order to receive any government handout, you had to sweep the roads for 20 hours a week, how much would the rate fall by (overnight) ?

I know a few people on the dole, as well as on ‘disability’*.
Some for over 20 years.
I’m sorry, but they have all one thing in common - laziness.
And the government has been the chief enabler.

The dole should be a stop-gap and safety net between jobs.
Not a lifelong alternative to never having one.

My guess would be the rate would halve.

  • His ‘disability’ prevents him from working, unless you’re paying cash.

#540

You should report him Mr A


#541

His own brother already has.


#542

Nice. Tough thing to do I’d say.


#543

It depends on whether your nose is being rubbed in it…


#544

I think it’s more resentment.
One brother works his ass off, the other doesn’t at all.
Yet while Bro 1 pays for Bro 2 through taxes, their standard of living isn’t vastly different.