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Unemployment Statistics (Newport)

Volume 21: debated on Monday 29 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the latest available estimate of the number of (a) skilled construction workers and (b workers whose last job was in the building industry who are unemployed (i) in the town of Newport, Gwent and (ii) in Wales.

On 8 October 1981 the numbers of unemployed craftsmen whose last job was in the construction industry were 321 in the Newport employment office area and 5,289 in Wales. On 13 August 1981, a total of 1,587 construction workers were unemployed in the Newport area and 26,632 in Wales.