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Volume 932: debated on Monday 16 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the levels of unemployment in the Greater London Council area in January, April, July and October of 1975, 1976, and in respect of 1977 for January and April only, expressed as a percentage of the total work force.

Following is the information available. Rates of unemployment are calculated by expressing the numbers unemployed as a percentage of the total number of employees, including the unemployed.

GREATER LONDON
197519761977
per cent.per cent.per cent.
January..3·64·3
April2·23·84·1
July2·54·1
October3·14·1
Because of industrial action by some staff in the Department of Employment Group, information for January 1975 is not available.