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West Midlands

Volume 13: debated on Monday 23 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the number of females registered as unemployed in May 1979 and at the current time in (a) the Black Country areas of the West Midlands and (b) the Walsall travel-to-work area.

The following is the information at May 1979 and October 1981 for the areas specified. The figures include school leavers and are not seasonally adjusted.

Numbers of females registered as unemployed
May 1979October 1981
Dudley and Sandwell travel-to-work area3,52912,912
Wolverhampton travel-to-work area2,5656,943
Walsall travel-to-work area2,6548,689