I grew up in a time of high unemployment, for me it kept me in college but family and relatives suffered it, and the places they had to go to find employment consequently changed their lifepaths forever.
The term "unemployed" seems to have fallen into disuse amongst our political classes at least, many of whom entered politics on the back of doing something about it. Apparently we still have 160,000 claiming to be unemployed, two Croke Park fulls if you can picture it, in this time of jobs for all.
Now why are those of our representatives that entered politics in the 1980's so chary of the subject of unemployment today. Which of our political parties will be highlighting this issue in the forthcoming election?