The unemployment rates among Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland are equal, the latest figures have shown.
According to the Labour Force Survey Religion Report for 2015, both stand at 6%.
It said the rates have converged over time, from 1992 when the corresponding rates were 18% for Catholics and 9% for Protestants.
The report, released by the Executive Office on Wednesday, also showed a decrease in the difference between the proportion of working age Catholics and Protestants in employment.
In 1992 it was 70% for Protestants and 54% for Catholics, but in 1995 it was 68% and 70% respectively.
The report added that between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of the population aged 16 and over who reported as Protestant had decreased by 12 percentage points from 56% to 44%.
The proportion who reported as Catholic increased by six percentage points from 38% to 44%.
Meanwhile, over the same period, the proportion of the population reported as “other/non-determined” has doubled from 6% to 12%.