Racial Unemployment Gap Revealed

Belfast Telegraph, January 16, 2013

Black Africans are four times more likely to be out of work than white Irish-born citizens, it has emerged.

Researchers found the immigrant group suffered the lowest rate of employment and also faced seven times more discrimination both in the workplace and when looking for a job.

The labour force participation was just 60% for black Africans and 65% for Europeans who were not white in 2010, while it ranged from 72% to 80% for white Europeans and Asians, many who arrived on student visas and could legally work part-time.

Professor Philip O’Connell said the severe disadvantages suffered by black Africans may be due, in part, to the fact that many are regarded as refugees.

“People who enter the country as asylum seekers spend a considerable period of time excluded from the labour market, and in many respects excluded from participation in Irish society, under the direct provision system,” said Prof O’Connell, director of the UCD Geary Institute.

“Long-term non-employment can have a scarring effect on subsequent employment prospects. If you are excluded from work for a long period of time, your skills deteriorate and it’s very difficult to get a job again.”

The findings, based on 2004 and 2010 surveys from the Central Statistics Office, were published by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Equality Authority.

Researchers said the number of non-Irish nationals in work more than doubled from 164,400 in 2004 to 341,500 at the end of 2007, at the peak of the boom, but as unemployment soared and the recession deepened, the gap between Irish and foreign nationals in work grew.

Black Africans were more likely to be employed in 2010 than six years earlier, which could be because of a change in legal status. However, they still recorded the highest unemployment rate (36%), while white people from the ‘old’ EU-13 member states had the lowest rate (9%), followed by Asians (12%). Irish nationals also held the majority of professional and managerial occupations.

Renee Dempsey, chief executive of the Equality Authority, said the report showed immigrants did not fare as well as Irish nationals in the Irish labour market. “Clearly there needs to be a renewed focus on promoting equality for immigrants and for minority ethnic groups in the labour market and throughout society,” she added.

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  • Triarius

    Will they reveal the difference in grades, diplomas (whether or not blacks got afro american degrees), or overall abilities to function? Didn’t think so.

  • Ulick

    It’s not the least bit surprising that Liberal media chalks the high black unemployment rate in Ireland up to “discrimination”. Yet the same article notes the low Asian unemployment rate. Why does this alleged white privilege and discrimination not effect Asians who are not white but drastically effects Africans who are not white. Perhaps the white employers are not discriminating at all in the sense that the author and nearly all Liberals allege. Perhaps these Irish employers are discriminating based on who can speak properly, who dresses properly, who shows themselves to be intelligent and reliable, etc.

    • Well said a company can’t hire wild monkeys and expect to compete in a global economy. The government shouldn’t be immigrating the unemployable.

  • Ulick

    Notice how these cultural Marxists slowly try to change a nation by changing the language. The author speaks of white Irish as though there are other forms of Irish. Here’s a hint cultural-Marxist author — all Irish, the real Irish, are white. But for guys like you flooding Ireland with Africans and Asians that ridiculous distinction would never need to be made.

    • So CAL Snowman

      Notice also the phrase “Europeans who are not White.” There is NO SUCH THING!

      • Tired

        Agreed 100 percent. People are like “white Europeans” as if there is any other kind. We are the European race. Non-whites are NOT European. They will NEVER be European.

    • The__Bobster

      These are Orange Irish and Green Irish.

      There are also Black Irish, but they aren’t mudflaps.

      • OlderWoman

        There’s also “Lace Curtain Irish”.

        • Another Limey

          Not sure if this is what The Bobster was getting at, but “Black” is a term often used in the North of Ireland for the most hardline of British Loyalist Protestants. “Black bastards” was a frequently used term among Northern Nationalists not so long ago in regard to them.

    • me

      If you move to China, you will never be considered Chinese…nor any children you might have. It’s only White countries that put up with this nonsense, because people are scared to death of being called a “racist” or a “White supremacist”. Plus, the Marxists, that have infiltrated every White country’s government, have been making sure that there are ‘hate crimes’ for objecting to this ‘diversity’ nightmare. BUT, the clock is ticking….

    • brengunn

      As it’s from the Belfast Telegraph, they are using the British census racial choices. The choices being, White British, White Irish,I think White European, Black African, Black Carribean etc.

  • Another Limey

    No Ms Dempsey, there doesn’t need to be a “renewed focus on promoting equality diversity mush mush blah blah….” Ireland produced Bram Stoker, James Joyce, Arthur Wellesley, Brendan Behan, Oscar Wilde, and innumerable others without any enrichment at all. Frankly love, you need to shut up.

    • StillModerated

      And in earlier times Erin gave the world Saint Patrick, Saint Columba, Saint Brendan, Saint Margaret, Saint Brigit, Saint Iona, etc. And I nearly forgot Jonathan Swift, W.B. Yeats, Turlough O’Carolan, and policemen that were not overly concerned with political correctness.

      • OlderWoman

        Erin didn’t give those saints to the world…the catholic church did. Ireland has also had Protestantism as well as Catholicism.

    • brengunn

      Except, half those people are enrichment as they’re Anglo-Irish rather than Native Irish. But I suppose they are Europeans rather than Africans.

      • Another Limey

        The English and the Irish have been breeding together like hell for 1,000 years at least. Believe me I should know. The boundaries between these two neighbours are pretty damn blurred. We need to stop quibbling over such things and celebrate the beautiful, truly vibrant diversity of Europe’s native peoples.

        • brengunn

          I know the genetic differences are almost nothing but still, I can’t fully accept the likes of Stoker and Wilde as Irish men even if I appreciate their art.
          Maybe it’s more a class issue than an ethnic issue as I’d quite happily welcome any English into Ireland but not a gentry class that have come to lord it over us.

          • Another Limey

            I appreciate your point about not fully accepting them as Irishmen. However these two beautiful islands need to put differences aside in the face of what is befalling them. PS I am fully aware England is not an island but I’m sure you appreciate my point. Anyway that gentry class is long gone, and in any case its remnants in Ireland are far more patriotic than the Shinners who apparently can’t wait to enrich “themselves alone” into oblivion.

  • The__Bobster

    “Long-term non-employment can have a scarring effect on subsequent
    employment prospects. If you are excluded from work for a long period of
    time, your skills deteriorate and it’s very difficult to get a job
    again.”
    __________

    Just what “skills” does a spearchucker “refugee” from Afreaka possess?

    • StillModerated

      They’ve recently gotten pretty good at organizing riots with their Obamaphones.

      • StillModerated

        Hot diggity dog! The Hillel trolls are on the prowl again!

    • Non Humans

      Efficiencies at Bongo Banging, Murder, Theft, Deceit, Illegal Substance Production, etc.
      .
      They’re also extremely well skilled at filling out welfare applications in any language across the globe.

  • Nathanwartooth

    This could have been written in America.

    We have about the same unemployment rate among Blacks here as well. They must have a nice welfare system there too. They aren’t unemployed, they are receiving money from the government.

    Their lives on welfare are 1000x better than their lives were in Africa.

  • bigone4u

    Rather than promote equality for immigrants, since they present insurmountable labor market issues, why not remove them from Ireland. Pay them to go back home, if necessary, but remove them. They should not be there to begin with.

    • NYB

      The Christian Catholic church conditioned its followers to think in terms of moral sins. When Marxism came to Ireland, it introduced ‘racism’ as the great new moral sin. Liberation theology fueled the fire.
      The Marxists knew when to piggyback their ideology onto established faith. Manipulating simple minds is what they do.

      • OlderWoman

        These Marxists you speak of are the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits, originators of Liberation Theology. I’ve read the books who expose this, both Catholic publications as well as those from Protestant sources.

        Thank you for your comment. It certainly IS a manipulation.

  • StillModerated

    Can I infer from from this article’s title that Irish are 4 times less likely to be lazy? I went into an Irish bar a couple of weeks ago and ordered a Lazy and Tan. The bartender understood perfectly!

  • Hunter Morrow

    “7 times as much discrimination”

    How do you define and quantify that one?

    It isn’t like a hard and fast mathematical fact like “The black unemployment rate is 4 times higher than the White unemployment rate.”

    • Unperson

      Exactly. The paper’s assertion that “[Africans] faced seven times more discrimination both in the workplace” is completely unsubstantiated. No supporting evidence is introduced — no doubt due to the fact that none could be found.

      It may well be true that blacks are seven times as likely to be out-of-work, but being unemployed and being the victim of employment-discrimination are two totally different matters. Much of that black sloth, idleness, and “down-time” is voluntarily chosen by them — especially if there are attractive alternatives to work (gummint goodies; dealing drugs; fencing stolen goods; pimping). But the way this article is written, it sounds as if blacks — who are of course assumed to be as qualfied as whites, even though we know this isn’t true either — attend an equal number of job interviews as whites, do just as impressively on the interviews, and yet are tragically turned down seven times as often. Due solely to Wicked White Racism, of course.

      Does any of that sound anywhere close to reality to you?

      There was a time when a major newspaper, if they didn’t think they could back up a statement, wouldn’t print it. That time is apparently gone forever.

  • odious liberal

    Why should blacks be employed when Irish citizens are not. The government brought them to Ireland, they can send them home and reduce the unemployment figures.

  • LHathaway

    Could it be the black african is 4 times more likely to be receiving a check from the government than the white irish guy? I wouldn’t work either, and neither would the irish guy? and neither would the irish guy work if he could find a girlfriend who would put him up without working.

  • john smith

    Okay, and what are they doing in Ireland again???

  • LHathaway

    “Notice how these cultural Marxists slowly try to change a nation by changing the language”.

    Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar. The paper used the un-politically correct term ‘black african’… so I suspect to be more consistent chose the term ‘white irish’. It’s not like how they are normally racist, by always capitalizing the word black but never capitalizing the word white. Or how they will use the term white male instead of white man. We’re not lab rats, you know.

  • MAJ

    What a sickening article.

    “Black Africans are four times more likely to be out of work than white Irish-born citizens, it has emerged.”

    Actually, how many White Africans are there – especially ones who don’t care to work? I like “it has emerged” as if no one realized blacks were on the dole or in jail.

    “Researchers found the immigrant group suffered the lowest rate of employment and also faced seven times more discrimination both in the workplace and when looking for a job.”

    How did they come up wth “seven times”? This article reads like it was written by the US DOJ.

    Then there’s the woman who head the “Equality Authority.” She must be related to Morris Dees.

    Article Excerpt – January, 2013.
    “Clearly there needs to be a renewed focus on promoting equality for immigrants and for minority ethnic groups in the labour market and throughout society,” she added.

    Article Excerpt- April, 2024.
    “Clearly there needs to be a renewed focus on promoting equality for immigrants and for minority ethnic groups in the labour market and throughout society,” she added.

  • mrcan

    multi-culturalism implies that each culture has a right to exist and to have a degree of self determination. that is not what is happening in the west in general and sadly now Ireland. White European people are being taught to denigrate their historical culture, while deifying minority cultures and at the same time prostrating themselves on front of visible minorities. Unfortunately if f Ireland wants to stay and play in the modern EU they have to get with the politically correct agenda. They will have to give up their Guinness for KoolAid.

  • M.A

    That 60% employment participation is a complete exaggeration:;the true figure for african employment in Ireland is far,far lower.

    I live in a town near Dublin (pop approx 20,000),there are,perhaps 1000 african adults.My town,though touched by the recession,has not been hit as badly as other places.

    Yet,I know of three,thats THREE.africans employed locally,visibly employed at least.Two work in the local Tesco,both women.One,a male,is a barman in a local pub.A pub with very few patrons.,

  • mike5586

    “65% for Europeans who were not white in 2010”

    You can’t be not white and European.

  • A multiracial individual

    You have to eliminate as many variables as possible when making these comparisons.

    -White male, 30 years old, B.S in mechanical engineering from a research 1 university, no criminal record.

    -Black male, 30 years old, B.S in mechanical engineering from a research 1 university, no criminal record.

    What is the employment rates of these two?

    • a multiracial individual

      are

    • GM (Australia)

      Have they found your second example for the comparison yet?

      A much as I an totally against Asian immigration, do they have comparison figure for minorities such as Vietnamese or Thais who have made there way to Ireland? I am sure they are too interested in making money to be worried about dole queues.

      Again, just what are Black Africans doing in Ireland?

  • josh

    These po blacketty blacks face Scrimination! You know damn well the black man be the hardest working employee,who is always on time,bustin’ his butt to get the job done,always a great help to his co workers,always trying to learn more,and is by far the most competent & conscientious worker! Damn that scrimination! Lets just hope this good professor can set things right!

  • josh

    Should add the obvious:Black males WANT to be unemployed. Work interferes with basketball,dancing,hip hop,sex,and talkin to da fellas. “Ah face scrimination! Ah needs a job;but in da meantime,ah takes some weffare!!”

  • Irish Savant

    I think every reader of Amren knows why black unemployment levels are so much lower than others. Also the fact that our jails are thronged with them means that fewer are available for work. But some of them do keep busy http://irishsavant.blogspot.ie/2011/02/reviewing-irelands-peecee-bible.html

  • Unperson

    Professor Philip O’Connell said the severe disadvantages suffered by black Africans may be due, in part, to the fact that many are regarded as refugees.

    Then again, it might have something to do with the fact that in a modern white country like Ireland, “skills” such as spearing zebras, carrying water-jugs on your head, and building mud huts, aren’t skills that are much in demand.

  • PesachPatriot

    I think they might have just picked up the employment stats from New York or Boston a hundred years ago…Someone mentioned stoker…he has always been one of my favorite authors of all time, right next to tolkien.