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Written Answers. - Employment Increases.

Wednesday, 28 February 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 462 No. 3

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 13. Miss Harney Information on Mary Harney Zoom on Mary Harney  asked the Minister for Enterprise and Employment Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton  the increases in respect of both part-time and full-time employment in the labour force survey for the year ended March 1995; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4471/96]

Minister for Enterprise and Employment (Mr. R. Bruton): Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton I understand from the Central Statistics Office that a breakdown, between full-time and part-time employment, of the total increase of 49,000 in the number of persons at work at mid-April 1995 will not be available until April of this year.

A breakdown of the total increase in employment which occurred in the previous year indicates that the increase in the number of persons in full-time employment, in that year, was over 26,000, in comparison to an increase of 10,000 in part-time employment. These figures suggest that growth in overall employment is now being driven, in the main, by increases in full-time employment rather than part-time employment.

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