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Jobless figures expected to rise above 200,000 mark

The number of jobless people in Ireland is expected to top 200,000 when the Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures are released on Friday, while economists are warning that there may be no net job creation this year.

26th April, 2008

The number of jobless people in Ireland is expected to top 200,000 when the Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures are released on Friday, while economists are warning that there may be no net job creation this year.

This is a far cry from four months ago, when the government forecast a rise of 24,000 in employment this year, and economists such as Ulster Bank’s Pat McArdle said they expected a net creation of 20,000 jobs. While...

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