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Unemployment Statistics

Volume 983: debated on Wednesday 23 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) if he will publish a table showing the comparison, for the latest date for which information is available to his Department, between unemployment levels in the United Kingdom and those in Austria, Israel, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Sweden and Switzerland;(2) if he will publish a table showing for England the proportion of unemployed persons who (

a) have been unemployed for more than four weeks, and ( b) who are under the age of 20 years for 1966, 1971, 1976 and for the latest time for which comparable figures are available;

(3) if he will publish a table showing for England, the average percentage total unemployment for each year from 1966 to 1980.