Outlook is bleak as jobless hits 400,000

The enormous rise in the number of males under 25 who are now signing on the dole presents a serious risk of future social problems, writes Richard Curran

6th June, 2009

The outlook for employment in the Irish economy is continuing to look bleak - with numbers on the live register breaching the 400,000 mark in May for the first time ever.

With 150,000 students in full-time education, there is likely to be an enormous scramble for what jobs there are as many of these graduate over the summer. They will also be competing with some of the 50,000 Leaving Certificate students who finish their exams later...

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