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 April||January to January|
|Edinburgh travel-to-work area||Scotland||Edinburgh travel-to-work area||Scotland|
|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.