Sunday 20 May 2018

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.

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