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
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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