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Long-Term Unemployed Persons

Volume 974: debated on Sunday 11 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish the latest numbers of long-term unemployed by regions, sex and age group.

The following tables give for 11 October, the latest date for which the quarterly analysis is available, the number of people who had been registered as unemployed for more than 52 weeks, analysed by region, sex and age group:

MALES
Under 18181920–2425–2930–3435–4445–4950–5455–5960–6465 and overTotal all ages
South-East1222345513,4353,7643,6936,4373,4964,5837,08213,71553647,648
East Anglia2017482543433356134125999721,838245,475
South-West50841741,2021,2991,2952,3001,3091,7782,9595,85613318,439
West Midlands2393045902,7092,3602,2854,0982,3162,9063,5525,91515627,430
East Midlands52761871,1361,0891,0432,1711,3011,6532,1535,46116116,483
Yorkshire and Humberside861363491,8861,7031,6833,2592,0612,7263,5867,0979224,664
North-West4966461,2785,4194,8814,4547,9434,0164,7355,2087,10029946,475
North1632085172,4392,2352,1943,6862,2272,8663,7456,0334926,362
Wales79982721,6301,7321,6542,6751,3481,7012,3424,05611017,697
Scotland3583227963,6693,2023,0756,1373,3543,6013,9795,66611534,324
Great Britain1,6652,1254,76223,77922,65821,71139,31921,84027,14835,57862,7371,675264,997
FEMALES
Under 18181920–2425–2930–3435–4445–4950–5455–5960–64Total all ages
South-East1142013951,7681,1408441,4451,1171,7072,77515511,661
East Anglia21265618213593186138216395111,459
South-West851061738495353435824446891,170565,032
West Midlands2563085521,9648995891,0086929531,311678,599
East Midlands7293232695410316539374507709383,985
Yorkshire and Humberside1541714101,3135984226675818721,222386,448
North-West4415268782,7141,3859541,4039341,1871,8009312,315
North1631664511,405760421666532753972406,329
Wales1221502831,106683478659418512691205,122
Scotland3382356322,2961,4868471,5219471,2011,5008311,086
Great Britain1,7661,9824,06214,2928,0315,3078,6766,1778,59712,54560172,036

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will ask the Manpower Services Commission to bring forward proposals to assist the long-term unemployed to acquire marketable skills and to become more mobile and adaptable.