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Manchester And Ashton-Under-Lyne

Volume 13: debated on Monday 16 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the percentage increase in unemployment in the Manchester and Ashton-under-Lyne travel-to-work areas since May 1979.

Between May 1979 and October 1981 the numbers registered as unemployed in the Manchester and in the Ashton-under-Lyne travel-to-work areas increased by 151·7 and 238·5 per cent, respectively. The figures on which the increase are based include school leavers and are not seasonally adjusted.