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Labour Statistics

Volume 98: debated on Wednesday 4 June 1986

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the number of vacancies at each careers office in Northern Ireland and the number of school leavers in each town served.

The numbers of unfilled vacancies for young people (aged under 18) at each Jobmarket in Northern Ireland is as follows:

Unfilled vacancies for young persons at 4 April 1986
JobmarketNumber
Antrim11
Armagh19
Ballymena16
Ballymoney7
Ballynahinch12
Banbridge9
Bangor7
Belfast149
Carrickfergus7
Coleraine22
Cookstown14
Downpatrick9
Dungannon33
Enniskillen50
Kilkeel4
Larne12
Limavady7
Lisburn22
Londonderry16
Lurgan19
Magherafelt20
Newcastle1
Newry21
Newtownards26
Omagh29
Portadown24
Strabane10
Total576
Information is not available on the number of school leavers in each jobmarket area, but it is estimated that there will be about 20,000 people under age 18 leaving school in Northern Ireland in 1986. Not all of these will be available for employment as some 20 per cent. continue their education in full-time non-advanced courses in further education colleges. In the 12 months to 4 april 1986, 8,554 young persons were placed in employment by careers sections of Jobmarkets in Northern Ireland.