asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the percentage of unemployed on Merseyside, of male workers, female workers, youth and unemployed disabled; in which areas of Merseyside the figures are highest; and what action is being taken to deal with the rise of unemployment in the area.
The rates of unemployment on 14th July in the Mersey-side special development area, and those constituent parts for which separate rates can be meaningfully calculated and which together make up the area, are set out in the table below:
|Widnes (travel-to-work area)||7·8||5·7||7·1|
|St. Helens (employment office)||9·2||5·5||8·0|
|Liverpool (travel-to-work area)||12·4||5·1||9·6|