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Unemployment Statistics

Volume 24: debated on Monday 17 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the percentage increases in total unemployment in (a) the Edinburgh travel-to-work area and (b) Scotland from April to April and from January to January in each of the past five years.

The information is set out in the following table:

April to AprilJanuary to January
Edinburgh travel-to-work areaScotlandEdinburgh travel-to-work areaScotland
Per cent.Per cent.Per cent.Per cent.


The Edinburgh travel-to-work area comprises the five employment office areas within Edinburgh city together with the Dalkeith, Loanhead, Musselburgh and Penicuik employment offices areas.