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Unemployment Statistics

Volume 15: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give annual average percentage figures for unemployment in Scotland, Wales and the United Kingdom in each year since 1978; and if he will express the figures for Scotland and Wales as percentages, using the United Kingdom figures as 100.

The following table gives the annual average percentage rates of unemployment for 1978, 1979 and 1980 for Scotland, Wales and the United Kingdom and expresses the rates for Scotland and Wales as percentages of those for the United Kingdom.

Percentage rates of unemploymentPercentage rates for Scotland and Wales as percentages of those for United Kingdom
ScotlandWalesUnited KingdomScotlandWales
19788·28·36·1134136
19798·07·95·7140139
198010·010·37·4135139