HC Deb 09 February 1984 vol 53 c722W
Rev. Ian Paisley

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what has been the trend in job vacancies in Northern Ireland over the last three years.

Mr. Butler

The number of vacancies notified to the employment service in Northern Ireland has increased slightly over the last three years.

Average number of vacancies notified per month
Year Number
1981 1,388
1982 1,514
1983 1,523

Information is not available on the total number of job vacancies in the economy as a whole.