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Young Persons

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) how many persons aged 18 years and under are registered as unemployed ; and what percentage of these are female ;

(2) what is the present number of persons aged 25 years and under who are unemployed; and what percentage of these are female.

[pursuant to his reply, 13 June 1980, c. 249]: At 10 April, the latest date for which an age analysis of the unemployed is available, there were 172,684 people aged 18 years and under and 523,568 people aged 25 years (that is, including those aged 18 and under) registered as unemployed in Great Britain. Of these figures, females accounted for 46·8 and 42·8 per cent., respectively. Information for the precise age group of 25 years and under is not available.