Friday, May 23, 2008

Young men hit hardest as jobless figures jump 33%

THE spectre of tens of thousands of young men signing on the dole every week has returned to haunt the country as new figures yesterday revealed the extent of the economic downturn.

The overall number of people signing on the live register has increased by a third in the space of just 12 months, new figures released by the Central Statistic Office reveal.

But the downturn is hitting men far harder than their female counterparts.

The figures show there has been a 63pc increase in the number of young men aged between 25 and 34 signing on to the register.

1 comment:

The Reviewer said...

And yet we still have how many migrant workers here.