asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many unemployed people in the Wisbech area under the age of 18 years there are; what was the number in March 1980 and March 1981; and how many of the present unemployed youths in Wisbech have been without work (a) for over six months and (b) for over one year.
The following table gives information for the Wisbech employment office area at January 1982, the latest date for which the quarterly analysis by age and duration of unemployment is available, and comparable figures for 1980 and 1981. The Wisbech careers office, figures for which are included, covers a somewhat wider area than the Wisbech employment office and the figures include some young people from Chatteris and March.
|Wisbech employment office area
|Unemployed aged under 18 years
|of whom, unemployed for:
|over 26 and up to 52 weeks 41
|over 52 weeks 10