Select Committee on Northern Ireland Affairs Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence - Fourth Report


APPENDIX 3

Memorandum from Mr Dermot Nesbitt

PARTICIPATION RATES—CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
YearAvailable for Work (%) Actual in Work (%)

Difference
199035-3834.9 3.1
19964038.1 1.9
19984239.1 2.9


UNEMPLOYMENT DIFFERENTIAL

(a) Unemployment 8%: Catholic availability for work 42%: Actual 40%
AvailableActual UnemployedPercentage Differential
100 (total)928
42 (C)37 (40% X 92) 511.9
58 (P)553 5.22.3


(b) Unemployment 8%: Catholic availability and Actual 42%
AvailableActual UnemployedPercentage Differential
100928
42 (C)38.643.36 8
58 (P)55.364.64 81.0


(c) Unemployment 8%: Catholic availability 44%: Actual 42%
AvailableActual UnemployedPercentage Differential
100928
44 (C)395 11.4
56 (P)533 5.42.1


(d) Unemployment 10%: reduce to 5%: all jobs to the unemployed
AvailableActual UnemployedPercentage Differential
20018020
80 (C)6614 17.5
120 (P)1146 5.03.5
20019010
80 (C)737* 8.75
120 (P)1173 2.53.5


  *  Fair allocation dictates, assuming all equally qualified, that since 70 per cent of the unemployed are Catholics they should receive 70 per cent of the 10 new jobs which is 7. (ie unemployed 14 less 7 new employees = unemployed 7)


 
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