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SJI: Unemployment In Ireland Could Exceed 390,000.

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Joblessness rate of 16.1% forecast.

Unemployment in this country could top 390,000- the highest jobless rate since 1986.

The Social Justice Ireland study expect an unemployment rate of 16.1 per cent, which is higher than the last recession.

Over 1.2 million people had their employment impacted by Covid-19 and of these almost a quarter of a million don't expect to return to their previous job.

Social Justice Ireland Economic and Social Analyst, Collete Bennett says young people will be worst affected:

Collette Bennett says unemployment will spiral in Dublin by 350 per cent and the South East will also be hit:

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