Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Irish unemployment - highest for 12 years

After enjoying over a decade of extraordinary economic growth, Irish unemployment has exploded. In March, the rate hit 11 percent of the workforce.

5 comments:

  1. The return of the bad old days. Ireland, historically, has always suffered from high unemployment.

    Terrible news.

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  2. IrishmaninBostonApril 1, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    It was to be expected

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  3. Does this mean that they'll return to the habit of coming here to live off our welfare state? Or can we go there and do it?

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  4. The boom is over baby.

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  5. Why are the bulk of these people not claiming sickness benefit like in the UK?

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