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A Guide to Northern Ireland Statistics -

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Information compiled by: Economic, Statistics & Briefing Branch, PPRU
HTML page created by: Educational Services, University of Ulster


The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is an annual sample survey that is conducted in all Member States of the European Community (EC). The Department of Economic Development (DED) is responsible for conducting the survey in Northern Ireland. In order to provide up-to-date statistics on the employment experiences of Catholics and Protestants, a question on the religion of respondents has been routinely asked in the Northern Ireland survey since 1990. Analysis of the religion dimension of the survey is undertaken by the Statistics and Social Division of PPRU. The Labour Force Survey Religion Report includes information disaggregated by religion on labour force participation rates and reasons for non-participation, employment and unemployment rates, qualifications, training, the methods of job search used by the unemployed, the length of time the unemployed have been seeking work and the religious composition of employees in the main industrial sectors.

Published by: Policy Planning and Research Unit (PPRU), Department of Finance and Personnel

Available from: PPRU
Department of Finance and Personnel
Room 260
Parliament Buildings
Stormont, Belfast

Latest edition: 1992 (PPRU Monitor 2/93) Price: Free

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