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Forest Of Dean

Volume 893: debated on Monday 16 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) how many persons are unemployed in the Forest of Dean at the present time; and what was the figure six months ago and one year ago;(2) how many persons in the Forest of Dean have been unemployed for more than three months, for more than six months, and for more than one year.

At 12th May 1975, 677 people were unemployed in the area covered by the Cinderford, Coleford and Lydney employment offices. The corresponding figures for November 1974 and May 1974 were 395 and 318, respectively. At 14th April 1975, the latest date for which information about the length of time unemployed is available, of a total of 717 unemployed, 115 had been unemployed for over 13 and up to 26 weeks, 82 for over 26 and up to 52 weeks and 69 for over 52 weeks.