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Ireland – The ‘unemployment blackspots’



Most counties and cities are above the national average.  Limerick City leads this dismal table with over 28 percent reporting unemployment, followed by Donegal and Waterford City.  It’s a pretty grim state when the city or county you live in, more than one-in-four are unemployed.

But the Census also provides a look at smaller areas, through the Small Area Statistics.  The average population per small area is approximately 1,350 – though some can be much larger. While the full data will be produced later in the year, the Census provides data on ‘unemployment blackspots’ by small areas.  Here’s what they found…


via Notes On The Front: The Disappointment of Unemployment Blackspots.


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