Dáil Éireann - Volume 545 - 27 November, 2001

Written Answers. - Employment Statistics.

[174] 91. Mr. Naughten asked the Taoiseach the number of people in full-time employment in each year form 1997 to 2001 inclusive in County Roscommon and County Longford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29722/01]

The Taoiseach: Annual statistics on the level of employment were based on the labour force survey up to April 1997; and from the end of 1997 quarterly statistics have been available from the quarterly national household survey. Results from these surveys are compiled at State and regional level only. The most recent county figures are from the 1996 census of population and the next census is scheduled for April 2002.

The following table provides relevant regional estimates for the 1997-2001 period.

Number of persons (× 1,000) in employment for the west and midland regions

West

LFS

QNHS

QNHS

QNHS

QNHS

April 1997

Q2 1998

Q2 1999

Q2 2000

Q2 2001

Full-time

113.3

116.4

128.3

134.8

138.7

Part-time

19.4

23.5

24.6

28.2

30.3

Total

132.7

139.9

152.9

162.9

169.1

West region includes Galway county borough, Galway county, Mayo and Roscommon.

Midland

LFS

QNHS

QNHS

QNHS

QNHS

April 1997

Q2 1998

Q2 1999

Q2 2000

Q2 2001

Full-time

69.1

65.8

69.6

72.7

74.6

Part-time

8.3

11.5

11.2

12.5

11.6

Total

77.4

77.2

80.8

85.2

86.3

Midlands region includes counties Laois, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath.