Women join dole queue at faster rate than men
WOMEN are joining the ranks of the long-term unemployed at a much faster rate than men, writes Anne-Marie Walsh.
The latest official figures reveal the number of females on the dole for over a year rose by 38pc in the last six months, compared with a 30pc increase among men.
However, the actual number of men facing a second year out of work was 25,010, compared with 11,038 women.
Although there was a slight drop in the overall number of long-term unemployed people this month, they still make up a third of all people on the Live Register.