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Labour Force (Lancashire)

Volume 979: debated on Wednesday 20 February 1980

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the numbers registered as unemployed, the percentage rates of unemployment and the numbers of unfilled vacancies, where readily available, in the Manchester travel-to-work area at January each year from 1970.

Table 2 gives an age analysis of the numbers unemployed in the Manchester travel-to-work area at January 1979 and January 1980. Similar analyses for earlier dates could be compiled only at disproportionate cost.

The numbers registered as unemployed in the ethnic minorities in February 1979 were 184 aged 18 and under and 300 aged 19 to 24. This information is collected in February each year and is not readily available for earlier dates.

made of the size of the labour force in the North-East Lancashire sub-region in each of the years 1980 to 1983; and what is estimated to be the number of ( a)

school leavers and ( b) persons retiring, in each of those years;

(2) what was the size of the labour force in the North-East Lancashire subregion in each of the years 1970 to 1979; and what was the number of ( a) school leavers and ( b) persons retiring, in each of those years;

(3) if he will list in the Official Report the numbers of males and females unemployed, and the percentage rates, in the North-East Lancashire sub-region, in each of the years 1970 to 1979.