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Male Earnings And Unemployment

Volume 960: debated on Friday 15 December 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish a table for all regions on male earnings and unemployment on the same basis as that for the West Midlands,Official Report,5th December 1978, columns 601–2.

Comprehensive regional estimates of average earnings are available only for April, from the new earnings survey. The following index numbers are based on the estimated average gross weekly earnings of full-time men aged 21 and over whose pay for the survey reference pay period was not affected by absence. They are subject to sampling errors.

South-East

East Anglia

South-West

West Midlands

East Midlands

Yorkshire and Humberside

North West

North

Wales

Scotland

April 1970100100100100100100100100100100
April 1971110112111108110110110108110111
April 1972122123123120123123121122124124
April 1973138143142137140141138141141143
April 1974158165162154160162157162160163
April 1975200208202189209209200212205213
April 1976236246242223240247238251242253
April 1977258269264247266270260272266277
April 1978292306297277305309295310299313
Index numbers, seasonally adjusted, of unemployed males—excluding school leavers—are:

South-East

East Anglia

South-West

West Midlands

East Midlands

Yorkshire and Humberside

North West

North

Wales

Scotland

1970100100100100100100100100100100
January to June 1971112133112129117117122109109125
July to December 1971129149129171135142155128125145
January to June 1972134143133193141148172134136150
July to December 1972120119117169125130165124124138
January to June 1973979497123100104141104102115
July to December 1973828386958586114908994
January to June 19748785981049590116939994
July to December 197495†103†120†109*108†93†126†97†104†95†
January to June 1975131‡142‡167‡158‡141‡116‡159‡110‡131‡103‡
July to December 1975177182211226176147193124166125
January to June 1976212210240261196168213133184142
July to December 1976223*217*247*254*201*168*213*138*183*149*
January to June 1977225226252241201163211143184159
July to December 1977230233259245210174220150196167
January to June 1978215219246234207174214157199166
July to December 1978202208230228201170209153195155

*Average of July to October; figures for November and December not available.

†Average of July to November; figures for December not available.
‡Average of February to June; figures for January not available.