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Penygroes

Volume 928: debated on Monday 14 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the average unemployment percentage for men and women at the Penygroes employment office area for each of the last five years.

The following table shows unemployment rates, where available, for the Caernarvon, Bangor, Bethesda and Penygroes travel-to-work area for June and December each year from 1972 to 1976 and for February 1977. Unemployment rates are not available for parts of travel-to-work areas or, for local areas, on an annual average basis:

RATES OF UNEMPLOYMENT-CAERNARVON TRAVEL-TO-WORK AREA
Per cent.
MalesFemalesTotal
1972—
June10·82·17·5
December10·63·47·8
1973—
June7·61·85·4
December7·42·05·4
1974—
June8·31·85·8
December......
1975—
June11·72·68·2
December16·25·812·2
1976—
June13·85·910·8
December......
1977—
February12·57·010·4
Because of industrial action by some staff in the Department of Employment Group figures for December 1974 and December 1976 are not available.