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Unemployed Persons

Volume 978: debated on Tuesday 12 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the current unemployment rates in Dundee by age for the following age groups for men (a) 16 to 18 years, (b) 18 to 24 years, (c) 50 to 64 years and (d) all ages.

On 10 January 1980, the male unemployment rate in Dundee was 10·7 per cent. Unemployment rates by age groups are not available for individual local office areas.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish in the Official Report details showing the number of persons registered as unemployed in each of the sub-regions of Scotland at the most recent convenient date; and what these represent as a percentage of the insurable population.

The information is set out in the table below.

RegionTotal number of persons registered as unemployed at 10 January 1980Percentage of insured population
Borders1,6074·2
Central8,9567·9
Dumfries and Galloway5,0089·3
Fife11,4878·7
Grampian9,3265·2
Highland8,08810·9
Lothian24,5827·3
Strathclyde117,75510·8
Tayside14,4758·5
Western Isles1,22114·9
Orkney4967·9
Shetland2313·2