My unemployment talk from today is below. I will use this post to put up some links over the weekend.
(i) One issue I need to clarify is whether jobbridge applicants are counted on the live register. I had assumed that they were, but one of the discussants suggested that they were not counted and pointed to an Irish Times article. The live register notes are here. I will clarify it here as soon as I can find the information. Thanks to the commentor.
(ii) Thanks to commentor @alanrouge on twitter for asking about underemployment. Will add a post on this as soon as I get a chance.
(iii) One of the commentors, Daniel Davis, mentioned the Georgia Works programme in the US. A PBS podcast on this is here. It is an interesting model.
(iv) There is a thread on the Irish Economy blog linked here