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Unemployed Persons

Volume 885: debated on Friday 7 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the level of unemployment in Scotland, Wales and each of the eight English regions which are served by regional economic planning councils to the latest available date; and what were the figures for each of the past five years.

The following table shows rates of unemployment for the

PERCENTAGE RATES OF UNEMPLOYMENT
JanuaryJanuaryJanuaryJanuaryJanuaryJanuary
1975*19741973197219711970
Scotland4·84·56·17·15·34·3
Wales4·73·84·65·54·24·3
South-East2·11·62·02·51·91·8
East Anglia2·92·02·53·62·92·2
South-West4·02·73·24·13·33·1
West Midlands2·72·13·03·92·31·9
East Midlands2·82·12·73·42·62·2
Yorkshire and Humberside3·32·83·84·63·32·9
North-West4·33·44·75·03·32·7
North5·24·65·96·95·25·0
* Figures based on a simplified counting procedure and for revised regions.