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Unemployment Statistics

Volume 14: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people (a) in total, (b) males and (c) females were unemployed in Scotland in July 1979 and July 1981.

The information is set out in the following table.

Numbers registered asunemployed in Scotland—Seasonally adjusted
July 1979July 1981
Total166,500289,200
Males108,800199,600
Females57,70089,600

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what were the numbers of total unemployed in (a) July 1979 and (b) July 1981 in each of the following areas; and what were the percentage increases in each of the employment office areas of St. Andrews, Peterhead, Peebles, Nairn, Montrose, Lerwick, Kirkwall, Kelso, Huntly, Hawick, Haddinton, Galashiels, Fraserburgh, Forres, Forfar, Eyemouth, Elgin, Cupar, Buckie and Banff.

The information is set out in the following table.

Numbers registered as unemployed (not seasonally adjusted)
Employment Office AreaJuly 1979July 1981Percentage Increase
St. Andrews34754456·8
Peterhead67491035·0
Peebles100232110·9
Nairn27038743·3
Montrose6331,22593·5
Lerwick23345796·1
Kirkwall38754440·6
Kelso171405136·8
Huntly115253120·0
Hawick441989124·3
Haddington44172163·5
Galashiels4361,045139·7
Fraserburgh457992117·1
Forres38262764·1
Forfar4661,189155·2
Eyemouth19237695·8
Elgin1,2491,94055·3
Numbers registered as unemployed (not seasonally adjusted)
Employment Office AreaJuly 1979July 1981Percentage Increase
Cupar51295887·1
Buckie242519114·5
Banff45164242·4