asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the latest number of unemployed in the United Kingdom; and if he will give the percentage increase in unemployment since May 1981 for the United Kingdom and for Lancashire.
At May 1982 the provisional number of people registered as unemployed in the United Kingdom was 2,969,443. The increases since May 1981 were 16·1 per cent. in the United Kingdom and 17·7 per cent. in Lancashire.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many redundancies, in groups of 10 or more employees, were reported to the Manpower Services Commission as due to occur in (a) Wolverhampton and (b) the West Midlands in 1979, 1980 and 1981, in total and by standard industrial classification order.
There are no comprehensive statistics of redundancies. The numbers of redundancies, in groups of 10 or more employees, reported to the Manpower Services Commission as due to occur in the specified areas in 1979, 1980 and 1981 are shown, in total and by standard industrial classification order, in the following table:
Wolverhampton travel-to-work area
|X||Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering||—||—||—||60||28||—|
|XII||Metal Goods Not Elsewhere Specified||136||979||766||1,068||10,213||9,036|
|XIV||Leather, Leather Goods and Fur||—||—||—||—||296||77|
|XV||Clothing and Footwear||—||—||—||292||1,218||924|
|XVI||Bricks, Pottery, Glass, Cement, etc||—||14||24||1,372||4,682||4,480|
|XVII||Timber, Furniture, etc.||—||97||211||114||793||663|
|XVIII||Paper, Printing and Publishing||—||—||—||11||657||406|
|XIX||Other Manufacturing Industries||—||55||206||945||1,590||2,419|
|XXI||Gas, Electricity and Water||—||—||—||—||—||143|
|XXII||Transport and Communication||—||38||29||142||827||1,330|
|XXIV||Insurance, Banking, Finance and Business Services||—||—||—||—||225||343|
|XXV||Professional and Scientific Services||—||—||100||78||403||657|
|XXVI||Public Administration and Defence||—||—||—||5||182||959|
|All Industries and Services||4,143||6,369||3,713||19,320||69,435||59,556|
asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) how many persons were unemployed in the South Yorkshire area (a) in May 1979 and (b) at the latest convenient date; and if he will publish separate figures of male and female unemployed, youth unemployment and of those who had been unemployed for over 12 months;(2) how many persons were unemployed in the Barnsley travel-to-work area
(a) in May 1979 and (b) at the latest convenient date; and if he will publish separate details of male and female unemployed, youth unemployment and of those who had been unemployed for over 12 months.
Table 1 Total numbers registered as unemployed
May 1982 (provisional)
|South Yorkshire Metropolitan County||23,883||10,484||34,367||61,218||23,650||84,868|
|Barnsley travel-to-work area||3,692||1,476||5,168||8,044||3,420||11,464|
Unemployed aged under 20 years
Total (all ages) unemployed for over 52 weeks
|South Yorkshire Metropolitan County||5,610||16,471||9,781||31,035|
|Barnsley travel-to-work area||800||2,705||1,432||4,168|