Latest Unemployment Figures
According to the latest Monthly Unemployment report, there were 208,100 people unemployed in June, representing a decline of 35,900. This monthly report is new and builds on the definitions used in the Quarterly National Household Survey i.e. it captures people who are actively seeking work and available to take up work; while the Live Register captures people in receipt of a Jobseekers payment and signing-on for credits. In June 2015 19.5% of the people on the Register were casual and part-time workers.
In June 2015 there were 166,488 people on the Live Register for more than a year, 22,370 less people than in the same month last year, but still representing 46.7% of the Register.
In May 2015 there were 80,888 people on activation programmes, 4,715 more people than in the same month in 2014. The biggest increase in activation programmes was in the employment programmes, an increase of 3,849. Amongst the programmes that saw a rise in participation were Community Employment, Tús, Gateway, and the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance. The employment programme which saw the biggest decrease was JobBridge, in May 2015 there were 5,778 people participating on this programme, 1,199 fewer people than in May 2014.
For further information on the Live Register click here ….
‘Let’s Go Mental’
The nationwide campaign by Comhairle na nÓg aims to promote positive mental health in teenagers and was launched recently.
This campaign has been developed by teenagers for teenagers and involves a series of 31 events in every local authority area to promote positive mental health through music, sport, the arts and other fun activities. The Let’s Go Mental events are being organised and run by the 31 Comhairle na nÓg and will take place all over the country until October 2015. Click here for calendar of regional events: Calendar of Lets Go Mental events
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