IRELAND:Irish Times news today
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell marginally in January compared to the final month of 2015, new data from the Central Statistics Office showed today.The rate for January was 8.6 per cent, or 186,700 people, compared to 8.8 per cent in December, a fall of 3,000 people.Year on year, the figure was down 30,500 last month, a fall of 1.5 per cent
The unemployment rate for men fell to 9.8 per cent in January, down from 11.7 per cent in 2015, while the rate for women was 7.2 per cent, a full per cent lower than the same month a year earlier. That brings to 116,300 and 70,400 the number of men and women respectively currently classed as unemployed.
Youth unemployment also saw a marginal decline, with the rate for those between the ages of 15 and 24 standing at 19.1 per cent, compared with 19.2 per cent in December.
By Thomás O Cléirigh
“We seek it here we seek it there we seek it everywhere” “The Irish economic recovery” the Scarlet Pimpernel Jobs Recovery in Ireland !
Here is a picture of the recovery to-day in Wicklow town:
Dole queue out the door of the local Dole office! This is the true “Recovery” The Dole queues are getting bigger! That is the real recovery in Ireland! Twenty, thirty and forty year old,s cannot find work ; there is no chance in a billion years of a sixty year old getting a job!
So just in time for the general election this rag spreads this story of “The recovery” but we the ordinary citizens know better! Yes this elusive Scarlet Pimpernel Recovery is everywhere to be found but not by the “ordinary Joe” and definitely not for those of us over 50 : So with all these “Jobs” I ask again how many people over 50 were employed since this corrupt lying parasitic government came into office ??? I make it easer how many 60 year old,s were employed in the last 4.5 years in Ireland ???? Official answer NONE !