asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the numbers and percentage rates of unemployment at Consett and Stanley for men, women and young persons.
In the area covered by the Consett and Stanley employment offices, the numbers of males and females registered as unemployed at 8 November were 2,277 and 1,132 respectively. The November figures for Stanley include Lanchester, which was previously a separate employment office area. The unemployment rates for the Consett travel-to-work area, which comprises the Consett and Stanley employment office areas, were 11·3 per cent. for males and 10£1 per cent. for females.Unemployment figures for young people can be obtained from the quarterly age analyses, the latest of which was for 11 October. The numbers unemployed at that date were 2,074 males and 1,110 females, of which 332 males and 350 females were under 20 years of age. Rates of unemployment for young people are not calculated for local areas.