It doesn’t suppprt your argument. At all.
During the boom unemployment stubbornly hovered at 4%. Are you genuinely saying that there weren’t jobs available then. We had huge amounts of workers immigrating to Ireland, often working in low-skilled jobs I.e labourers, farm-workers, hospitality sector, retail etc.
Why did the 4% not take up work then. It’s patently not because the work wasn’t available.
You refusing to accept that there are a cohort who are quite content not to work in the light of all the evidence provided just makes you look stupid. It’s probably one of the reasons you’re continually mocked on here.
I think there’s a broader point here made by @Fagan_ODowd and well worth exploring that this is just part of the deal and the cost for a functioning society or in the report that I mentioned which examined the pros and cons of reducing supports. You however, are so far up your wannabe Una Mullaly arse, that you can’t even concede there is an issue in the first place let alone discuss potential solutions rationally.