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Report: Youth Unemployment in Ireland - the Forgotten Generation

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This is the first time that any research has been conducted on the lived experience of young unemployed people in Ireland. The results provide a worrying and shocking insight into the difficulties faced by young jobseekers across the country.

The main findings from the research include:

  • All respondents agreed that the prospect for securing rewarding employment in Ireland is not very good.
  • 70% agreed that is likely they will emigrate in the next 12 months.
  • 90% agreed that being unemployed has a negative effect on my sense of wellbeing.
  • Only 32% awarded a mid-point satisfaction with their meeting with Social Welfare.
  • Half of the respondents rated the quality of the information or support provided with a Job Facilitator at Social Welfare as unsatisfactory to poor.