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Unemployed Persons

Volume 889: debated on Wednesday 26 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the percentage of unemployment in each of the EEC countries.

The following table gives the latest information available from international sources:

RATES OF UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE MEMBER STATES OF THE EEC
CountryNoteRate (percent.)Date
Belgium(a)5·7January 1975
Denmark(b)11·8December 1974
France(a)4·3December 1974
Germany, Federal Republic of(a)5·1January 1975
Ireland(c)8·1January 1975
Italy(d)5·3November 1974
Luxembourg(a)NilDecember 1974
Netherlands(a)5·2January 1975
United Kingdom(a)3·5March 1975

Explanatory Notes:

( a) Employment office statistics, i.e., registered unemployed.

( b) Unemployed among insured members of Trade Unions funds.

( c) Compulsory unemployment insurance statistics.

( d) Labour force sample survey.

Sources:

(1) All countries except United Kingdom: "Europe" (a publication of the European Commission).

(2) United Kingdom: Department of Employment.