HC Deb 08 July 2003 vol 408 c767W
Mr. Gregory Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many jobs have been lost in County Fermanagh in the last five years. [124407]

Mr. Pearson

It is not possible to determine the number of jobs lost in County Fermanagh However in the last five years, there have been 1,022 redundancies confirmed to the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in the Enniskillen Job Centre Area.

Over the five-year period May 1998 to May 2003 the number of claimants in Fermanagh District Council Area fell from 2,274 to 1,566 (31.1 per cent.). The claimant count rate fell by 2.4 percentage points (from 6.9 per cent. to 4.5 per cent.) over the same period.