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Unemployment

Volume 13: debated on Thursday 19 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans Her Majesty's Government have to reduce unemployment in the Province.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many young persons aged 18 years or under are unemployed in the Province; and how many there were in April 1979.

20,741 young persons aged 18 and under including a seasonally high proportion of school leavers were registered as unemployed in October 1981. The comparable figure for April 1979 was 6,357.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the level of unemployment in the Province at the latest date; and what it was in April 1979.

112,224 people—19·5 per cent.—were registered as unemployed on 8 October 1981, the latest date for which the information is available. The figure for April 1979 was 60,787—13·0 per cent.