Immigrant body warns of rising joblessness crisis

Number of non-nationals living in jobless households is on rise, chiefly due to lack of language skills, reports the ICI

15th March, 2020
Immigrant body warns of rising joblessness crisis
New figures from the Central Statistics Office show the number of non-Irish nationals living in jobless households has increased

Non-nationals in jobless households are being “left behind”, the Immigrant Council of Ireland has warned.

New figures from the Central Statistics Office show the number of non-Irish nationals living in jobless households has increased from 48,600 to 51,200 over the past year – a rise of 5 per cent.

During the same period, the number of Irish-born adults and children living in jobless families dropped from around 345,000 to 304,000 – a decrease of 12 per cent.

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