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Unemployment (International Comparisons)

Volume 990: debated on Monday 4 August 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will give the most recent comparative figures of unemployment in the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan.

The most recent comparable unemployment rates are for April 1980 and are:

Great Britain6·6
West Germany3·1

Source: United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unemployment on United States definitions as a percentage of civilian labour force.