Ireland's Deceit . . .

Today the Home Office (UK, of course!) announced that unemployment there has fallen to the lowest rate since records began in 1884. The current UK rate is an enviable 4.8%. But before you say "hey, Ireland's better" - oh no she's not. Because Ireland deceitfully uses only the signing on register as "unemployment". The comparable rate for the UK for the so-called live register is 2.9% - still less than half of the Irish register. The real unemployment rate in Ireland - which measures all those seeking employment, and not just those on the dole, is about 8-9% - something more akin to the German rate and nothing at all to boast about.

Read it at the Guardian.

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