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Unemployed Persons

Volume 22: debated on Friday 23 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish a table showing the nature of the previous employment of those people currently registered as unemployed in Wales, indicating the number of unemployed people in each such category.

The following is the latest comprehensive information available:

Broad Occupational GroupsNumbers registered as unemployed at employment offices-jobcentres in Wales: 11 March 1982
Managerial and professional13,272
Clerical and related19,479
Other non-manual occupations including selling and security11,694
Craft and similar occupations, including foreman in processing and production industries21,572
General labourers58,558
Other manual occupations including farming and fishing34,557
All occupations159,132