Latest figures show 45% signing on for a year or more
Over 9,000 for 3 years or more*
The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is hosting an event today (12.06.13) to look at ways of tackling youth unemployment and in particular how to make the Youth Guarantee scheme a reality for young jobseekers.
“Of the 61,767 young people on the live register at the end of April, 45% were signing on for one year or more. Over 9,000 were signing on for at least 3 years. It is clear that it’s time for action and a Youth Guarantee, if funded and properly implemented, is one concrete measure which can provide hope for young jobseekers and a pathway to work,” stated James Doorley, NYCI deputy director.