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Chorley And Leyland

Volume 958: debated on Tuesday 21 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what proportion of unemployed persons in (a) the Chorley, Lancashire, travel-to-work area

Percentage increases for the first half of 1978 compared with the average for 1975 in:
(1)(2)(3)
Average hourly earnings in manufacturingUnit labour costs (wages and salaries per unit of output) in manufacturingColumn (1)—Column(2)
Per cent.Per cent.Per cent.
Great Britain43*385
USA25†169
Japan30‡228
Germany185║13
Italy74§....
* Weekly earnings.
† Production workers.
‡ Monthly earnings.
§ Hourly rates.
⁕ Including mining.
.. Not available.
Sources:
OECD Main Economic Indicators.
Department of Employment Gazette.
There are no internationally accepted forecasts.