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Unemployment Statistics

Volume 24: debated on Wednesday 26 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the present number of people unemployed in the province at the latest date; what were the figures for May 1979; and how these figures appear as respective percentages.

The latest date for which figures are available is 13 May 1982, when the number of people registered as unemployed in the Province was 112,978. The corresponding figure for May 1979 was 60,814. These figures represent percentage rates of 19·7 and 10·6 respectively.