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Shipley And Bingley

Volume 975: debated on Wednesday 5 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what were the unemployment figures for each month of 1979 for the first 11 months for Shipley and Bingley in Yorkshire.

Following is the information:

January 1979922292
February 1979994281
March 1979950245
April 1979921238
May 1979890231
June 1979862244
July 19791,015306
August 1979961310
September 1979825299
October 1979*799266
November 1979*840264
*Following the introduction of fortnightly attendance and payment of benefit the figures from October 1979 are likely to be slightly higher than they would have been under weekly attendance.