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Volume 983: debated on Tuesday 29 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the total number of unemployed people in the Manchester district; and how many are under 20 years of age.

At 10 January, the latest date for which an age analysis of the unemployed is available, 20,281 people, of whom 3,557 were under 20 years of age, were registered as unemployed in the employment office areas of Manchester, Didsbury, Levenshulme, Moss Side, Newton Heath, Openshaw and Wythenshawe which, together, closely correspond to the Manchester metropolitan district.