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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 mcenroe eures adviser midlands region ireland

Tom McEnroeEures Adviser - Midlands Region Ireland


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% +

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


Tom mcenroe eures adviser midlands region ireland

Employment Growth 1998-2007


Tom mcenroe eures adviser midlands region ireland

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


Tom mcenroe eures adviser midlands region ireland

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.


Tom mcenroe eures adviser midlands region ireland

Unemployment Rising Rapidly


Tom mcenroe eures adviser midlands region ireland

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.


Unemployed persons entitlements

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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