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Written Answers. - Educational Qualifications of Unemployed.

Wednesday, 12 June 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 466 No. 7

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 158. Mr. J. Walsh Information on Joe Walsh Zoom on Joe Walsh  asked the Minister for Social Welfare Information on Prionsias De Rossa Zoom on Prionsias De Rossa  if he will give the education breakdown of those persons on the long-term unemployed register; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12303/96]

Minister for Social Welfare (Proinsias De Rossa): Information on Prionsias De Rossa Zoom on Prionsias De Rossa Information is not sought or compiled on the educational qualifications of persons signing the live register.

Information in relation to the educational qualifications of unemployed persons is, however, contained in the Central Statistics Office publication “Overview of the Irish Labour Market” published in December 1995. Table 2.6 of the study provides a comparison of the qualifications of those at work and those who are unemployed.


Educational Qualifications of Those at Work and Unemployed, 1992

  At Work Unemployed
0-12 months 12 months+
  % % %
No qualifications 15.0 25.0 48.0
Intermediate/Group Cert. 25.0 38.0 34.0
Leaving Certificate 35.0 26.0 13.0
Third Level 25.0 12.0 4.0

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