§ 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.