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Unemployed Persons

Volume 977: debated on Wednesday 30 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the current level of unemployment in south-east Northumberland.

On 10 January 1980 there were 5,431 persons registered as unemployed in the Morpeth travel-to-work area. The unemployment rate was 8ยท9 per cent., which was slightly lower than the rate for the Northern region as a whole.