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West Midlands

Volume 26: debated on Tuesday 29 June 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment by what percentage (a) total, (b) male and female unemployment has risen in the West Midlands since May 1979, taking May 1979 figures as equal to 100.

Between May 1979 and June 1982 the numbers of people registered as unemployed in the West Midlands, seasonally adjusted and excludng school leavers, increased by 182 per cent. in total, 192 per cent. for males and 158 per cent. for females.