Economic Inactivity consultation

Consultation opened on 23 January 2014. Closing date 17 April 2014.


The Economic Inactivity Strategic Framework outlines a systematic approach to tackle the key themes associated with economic inactivity in Northern Ireland and the public consultation exercise will inform the development and implementation of the final strategy.


Consultation description

The Northern Ireland Executive's Programme for Government includes a commitment for DEL and DETI to develop and implement a strategy to reduce economic inactivity through skills, training, incentives and job creation. Economic inactivity is a labour market classification referring to those neither in work nor unemployed and Northern Ireland has had persistently high levels of economic inactivity for over 30 years, ranging between 26% and 32% of the working age population (16 - 64 years), irrespective of changes in the economic cycle. 

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