Yep, you’ve never had it so good! According to the latest comparative figures, Northern Ireland leads the world in the league for the lowest unemployment rate. It has the lowest ILO measure of unemployment of all countries listed – that includes all EU countries, the US, Canada, and Japan. Reader Howard notes: “I know there are caveats with all data but it’s a pretty striking headline stat for an economy so commonly derided”.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty