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Unemployment (Greenock And Port Glasgow)

Volume 12: debated on Wednesday 11 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give a breakdown of the number out of work in Greenock and Port Glasgow by percentage (a) unemployed for up to one year, (b) unemployed for more than one year but less than two, (c) unemployed for over two years but less than three and (d) unemployed for over three years.

The information is set out in the table below.

Percentage share of total unemployed on 8 October 1981
GreenockPort Glasgow
(a) Unemployed for up to one year.64·266·9
(b) Unemployed over one year and up to 2 years.21·118·9
(c) Unemployed over 2 years and up to 3 years.6·26·6
(d) Unemployed over 3 years.8·57·6

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the percentage of male and female unemployment, respectively, in the Greenock-Port Glasgow travel-to-work area in October 1974, October 1979, October 1980 and October 1981.

The table below shows unemployment percentage rates for the Greenock/Largs/Port Glasgow travel-to-work area since October 1979. Prior to June 1978 Largs formed an individual travel-to-work ' area, and therefore for October 1974 separate figures are shown for (a) Greenock and Port Glasgow and (b) Largs.

Percentage rates at October of each year

1974

1979

1980

1981

Males

Females

Males

Females

Males

Females

Males

Females

Greenock, Larges

(a) 4·8

3·8
Port Glasgow travel-to-work area11·09·814·912·618·214·8

(b) 6·5

1·9