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Unemployment Statistics

Volume 983: debated on Wednesday 23 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish a table showing the average percentage unemployment rate for males and for females, respectively, in each of the eight counties of Wales, or as close to these county units for which figures are available, for each year from 1974 to the present.

Travel-to-work areas do not always coincide with county boundaries. The best estimate available is as follows:

1977

1978

1979

County

Males

Females

Males

Females

Males

Females

South Glamorgan8·73·610·54·69·44·7
Mid Glamorgan9·27·49·48·19·18·6
West Glamorgan7·45·87·56·77·77·3
Gwent8·17·08·87·88·47·9
Dyfed10·06·99·07·47·66·9
Powys7·64·66·94·55·84·1
Gwynedd11·86·812·48·011·98·2
Clwyd12·08·511·19·59·28·7

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish a table showing for Wales 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.

The following table gives the proportion of unemployed people in Wales under 20 years of age and registered as unemployed for more than four weeks. Figures relate to January 1980 (the latest available) and the corresponding month in the other years specified.

Per cent.
January 19669.1
January 19719.3
January 197615.7
January 198015.0

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish a table showing for Wales, the average percentage total unemployment for each year from 1966 to 1980.

The following table gives the annual average rates of unemployment for Wales from 1966 to 1979:

YearAnnual average unemployment rates
Per cent.
19662.8
19674.0
19683.9
19694.0
19703.8
19714.4
19724.8
19733.4
19743.7
19755.6
19767.2
19777.9
19788.4
19798.0