Unemployment in Ireland could reach 390,000 – the highest figure since 1986

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

The Social Justice Ireland study expect an unemployment rate of 16.1%, 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: