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Alnwick, Berwick And Amble

Volume 961: debated on Tuesday 23 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what were the unemployment rates in the Alnwick, Berwick and Amble areas in February 1974 and at the most recent available date; and by how much these rates differed from the national level of unemployment.

At 11 January, the unemployment rates in the Alnwick and Amble travel-to-work area and in the Berwick employment office area were 9·0 and 6·3 per cent., respectively, compared with 6·0 per cent. in Great Britain. The comparable rates at 11 February 1974 were 4·1, 2·4 and 2·6 per cent.