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School Leavers

Volume 931: debated on Tuesday 10 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many school leavers in each of the last three years, respectively, have signed the register for employment at each of the employment offices in the Northern Region; and how many are still unemployed to the latest convenient date.

The precise information requested is not available. The numbers of school leavers unemployed are counted on a specific date each month. The figures fluctuate considerably according to the incidence of school leaving periods. The first table below shows the numbers registered as unemployed in the whole of the North Region for each month for which figures are available since April

NUMBERS OF UNEMPLOYED SCHOOL-LEAVERS IN THE WHOLE OF THE NORTH REGION
1974197519761977
January*3,3934,258
February6392,4053,372
March5181,8292,488
April1,1162,6251,6485,400
May7531,7673,501
June1,1623,12815,876
July2,3116,73421,557
August11,94919,42219,551
September5,82912,98314,243
October1,9507,0638,192
November1,2994,628*
December*3,574*
* Because of industrial action by some staff in the Department of Employment, Group figures for December 1974, January 1975, November 1976 and December 1976 are not available.
NUMBERS OF UNEMPLOYED SCHOOL LEAVERS REGISTERED IN EACH EMPLOYMENT OFFICE AREA: APRIL 1977
Alnwick58
Amble
Ashington170
Aspatria
Barnard Castle
Barrow-in-Furness70
Bedlington1
Berwick on Tweed11
Billingham83
Birtley
Bishop Auckland111
Blaydon on Tyne67
Blyth90
Carlisle191
Chester le Street73
Cleator Moor
Cockermouth
Consett66
Cromlington
Crook53
Dalton in Furness
Darlington141
Durham84
East Boldon
Eston100
Felling4
Gateshead327
Grange over Sands
Guisborough63
Haltwhistle1
Hartlepool251
Hexham40
Houghton le Spring72
Jarrow and Hebburn157
Kendal28
Keswick
Lanchester

1974. Comparable monthly figures for each employment office area could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The second table gives this detailed information in respect of April 1977; these figures will include many Easter school leavers.

Loftus
Maryport
Middlesbrough346
Millom
Morpeth
Newburn
Newcastle on Tyne737
Newton Aycliffe56
North Shields1
Penrith
Peterlee203
Prudhoe
Redcar70
Saltburn
Seaham
Shildon
South Shields258
Southwick
Spennymoor84
Stanley101
Stockton and Thornaby180
Sunderland546
Ulverston16
Walker on Tyne
Wallsend223
Washington75
West Moor1
Whitehaven97
Whitley Bay
Windermere
Wingate4
Workington90
Yarm