Tom McDonnell: It just keeps getting worse. Long-term unemployment now accounts for 56.3 per cent of total unemployment while the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate now stands at 14.4 per cent, compared with the previous figure of 14.2 per cent.
3rd quarter QNHS figures are reported here while the figures can be found here. Headline figures are here
The annual change in employment is -46,000 while the annual change in full time employment is -53,100
Tom McDonnell is senior economist at the NERI and is responsible for among other things, NERI's analysis of the Republic of Ireland economy including risks, trends and forecasts. He specialises in economic growth theory, the economics of innovation, the Irish and European economies, and fiscal policy. He previously worked as an economist at TASC and before that was a lecturer in economics at NUI Galway and at DCU. He has also taught at Maynooth University.
Tom obtained his PhD in economics from NUI Galway.