26 thoughts on “Jobless In Europe

  1. bags

    Over to England so!

    I actually have a new job, half way through the 6 month probation. Not a day goes by I don’t worry I won’t make it through for some stupid reason. Cut backs or God knows what.

  2. Panty Christ

    Scambridge and dead end training schemes mask the true unemployed numbers here. If you are in any scheme you’re removed from live register. Load of bullplop.

    1. Rob_G

      Strange that almost every other country in Europe saw a decrease in unemployment, if that were the case.

      Things are on the up-and-up; but don’t worry, I am sure that you will find something else to be miserable about.

        1. Rob_G

          Don’t like Bertie, and I would never be glib about suicide.

          Europe’s economy is doing well, and Ireland’s with it, too. Spain’s 2.3% drop in unemployment can’t be accounted for by ‘scambridge’

          1. jungleman

            Things are definitely on the up. But I’m pretty sure members of government have admitted in the past that figures for those taken off the live register because they are on a welfare related scheme are counted as jobs created.. Either way, they are definitely taken off the live register.

          2. Rob_G

            I have no doubt that things like Jobbridge et al account for some of the figure; I would just be surprised if it was anything more than a small proportion of the 1.6%.

        2. Zaccone

          44,000 or so on Jobsbridge/TUS/Gateway in total, all of whom are “employed” for statistical purposes.

          That would put a sizable bump in the real unemployment figure.

  3. MoyestWithExcitement

    In 2007, the average Irish wage was €37,000. In 2015, it was €32,500. Our economy is growing, but our wages are going down. Yet FG and their cheerleaders will tell you everything is great again.

      1. bisted

        …thanks Omar…sorry I missed this first time round.
        ps…there must be an opportunity for an app to convert these codes into something more intuitive or link to google maps/street? Just send cheque and royalties to B15 T3D.

  4. NIce Anne {Dammit}

    Yes but how many of the employed are in jobs worth having.

    Now before you all scream, “jobs worth having??!! look at the entitled head on her!”, hear me out …

    My Aunt makes £9.17 an hour as a cleaner. 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. Lives near enough to walk to work. Her own house is paid for (32 years working in a biscuit factory) so everything after tax is hers. This goes into home improvements, food / bills, one holiday a year, Christmas and birthday presents for grandkids ect. and a night out once a month or so. To me, she lives frugally but well. She never buys new clothes and does not smoke. She does have a bottle of wine over three nights at the weekend. She considers herself very comfortable and a lot better off than a lot of poor souls out there.

    My cousin is a teacher in a primary school on contract. He cannot find a full-time role in the area he wants to be in. He wants to be there because of sick elderly parents. He lives with his parents in a rented house near a hospital which he pays $1300 a month for. His contract is on the Post January 2011 salary scale and less than 150 hours a year. Roughly he comes out with about $140 a week before tax.

    Now to you, which of those jobs are worth having? The thing is, wages in Ireland no longer provide people with the ability to get to the “comfortable” level of my Aunt due to part-time contracts, no fixed hours or zero hour contracts.

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