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Young Persons (South Yorkshire)

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 8 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many young people are unemployed in the county of South Yorkshire and how many young people in South Yorkshire he expects to leave school and require employment in the current year.

[pursuant to his reply, 6 May 1980, c. 3]: At 10 January 1980, the latest date for which an age analysis of the unemployed is available, the number of young people aged under 20 registered as unemployed at employment offices and careers offices in the metropolitan county of South Yorkshire was 7402.The figures for April 1980 will become available shortly and I shall write to the hon. Member.It is estimated that about 19,000 pupils will leave school without any known plans to enter full-time further education in the county of South Yorkshire in 1980.

GROSS WEEKLY EARNINGS (£) OF FULL-TIME MALES AGED 21 AND OVER WHOSE PAY WAS NOT AFFECTED BY ABSENCE
April 1976April 1977
MeanMedianMeanMedian
Manual employees
Tayside59·356·866·261·2
Scotland66·262·272·568·0
Great Britain65·162171·568·2
Non-manual employees
Tayside82·068·583·573·8
Scotland80·873·788·079·8
Great Britain81·673·988·981·1
All employees
Tayside67·760·072·665·6
Scotland71·665·878·371·8
Great Britain71·865·878·672·3
April 1978April 1979
MeanMedianMeanMedian
Manual employees
Tayside69·765·182·578·9
Scotland81·476·293·687·6
Great Britain80·776·893· 088·2
Non-manual employees
Tayside96·388·6105· 096·3
Scotland99·891·911·30104·1
Great Britain100·791·8113·0103·6
All employees
Tayside79·770·891·084·4
Scotland88·581·5101·293·3
Great Britain89·182·0101·493·9
Source: New Earnings Survey.
The figures of mean earnings for April 1979 shown above differ from those given in a related earlier question—[Vol. 977, c. 22]—where the figures for Tayside and Scotland were inadvertently transposed

TaysideScotland
££
Full-time manual women54·254·3
Full-time non-manual women61·563·0
All full-time women58·960·4
Differences in mean or median earnings between areas will reflect differences in the composition of the labour force, including