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Young people twice as likely to be unemployed

YOUNG people are twice as likely to be unemployed as older workers, according to new figures showing the 26 Counties  has one of the highest rate of youth unemployment in Europe.

The Central Statistics Office figures also show that Dublin has been the worst region for both job losses and for businesses going bust in recent months.

The news came after Ógra Shinn Féin staged a day of action to highlight youth unemployment at Government ministers' offices and dole offices in Dublin, Bray, Cork and Galway.

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