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North-East England

Volume 928: debated on Monday 14 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the current rate of unemployment in the North-East Region at the latest available date compared with the rate of the same date in each of the years from 1970 to 1976, inclusive.

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 1st March 1977; Vol. 927, c. 171], gave the following information:Rates of unemployment for the Northern Region, excluding Cumbria, at each February from 1970 to 1974 were as follows:

per cent.
February 19705·0
February 19715·3
February 19727·0
February 19735·6
February 19744·8