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Tom McEnroe Eures Adviser - Midlands Region Ireland. Ireland’s Demography (2007). Total Population 4.3 million Population Aged 15+3.7 million Labour Force2.223 million Unemployment Rate 20074.7% Unemployment Rate (Dec 2008)8.3% Unemployment Dec. 2009 9.2% +

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Tom McEnroeEures Adviser - Midlands Region Ireland


Ireland’s Demography (2007)

Total Population 4.3 million

Population Aged 15+3.7 million

Labour Force2.223 million

Unemployment Rate 20074.7%

Unemployment Rate (Dec 2008)8.3%

Unemployment Dec. 2009 9.2% +

Forecast as high as 450,000 persons by end of 2009


Employment Growth 1998-2007


But the Irish economy is changing…Employment Growth 1996-2009


Economic Environment

  • Several factors slowing economic growth

    - International Factors

    - Strong Euro

    - Credit Crunch

    - Collapse in the Housing Sector

    - Fall in Retail Sales

    - Consumer Confidence

  • This has resulted in recent job losses in construction, transport, financial services, manufacturing, retail sales etc.


Unemployment Rising Rapidly


Activity Focus for 2009-2010

  • Information events for non Irish nationals recently unemployed to assist them return home or move on to another EEA country with employment.

  • Recruitment events for employers, both Irish and non Irish, with overseas vacancies in EEA and other locations.

  • Recruitment events for Irish employers with specific skills needs.

  • Information events in other EEA countries on Ireland, the Irish labour market and its needs.


Job Seekers Allowance - UA (2 yrs resident) €204.30

Job Seekers Benefit - UB

Rent Allowance

Fuel Allowance

Family Income Supplement

Medical Card – doctor & medicines

Free Optical & dental benefits

Free Education - primary, secondary, 3rd. level

Access to FÁS www.fas.ie training courses & services

Example :–

Married Man (wife + 3 children ) €417.week + above

Unemployed Persons Entitlements


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