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Unemployment Statistics

Volume 22: debated on Friday 23 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the average percentage unemployment rate in Wales, the North of England and the West Midlands for 1978 and each year thereafter.

The following table gives for the areas specified the annual average percentage rates of unemployment from 1978 to 1981 and the averages for the first quarter of 1982.

Wales Per centNorth region Per centWest Midlands region Per cent
19788·38·95·6
19797·98·75·5
198010·310·97·8
198114·815·313·7
1982*16·316·315·3
* January to March.