Wednesday October 21, 2020

Ireland scores badly in employment, poverty survey

Ireland has seen one of the highest falls in employment rates in Europe and an above average number of Irish people are at risk of poverty and social exclusion, an EU survey found.

7th October, 2013
The percentage of the Irish population that is at risk of poverty and social exclusion is 29.4 per cent, said Eurostat.

Ireland has seen one of the highest falls in employment rates in Europe between 2008 and 2011 and an above average number of Irish people are at risk of poverty and social exclusion, according to a new report published by Eurostat, the EU’s statistics agency.

Employment rates fell by 8.2 per cent in the southern and eastern regions, and by 9.2 per cent in the borders, midlands and western regions during that period.

Between 2008 and 2011,...

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