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Unemployment Statistics

Volume 26: debated on Tuesday 29 June 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will provide a breakdown by number and percentage of those who have been unemployed for one year and over per Standard Industrial Classification in (a) Kirklees, (b) West Yorkshire, (c) Oldham and (d) Greater Manchester.

The information is not available. The numbers registered as unemployed are not cross-analysed by both the length of time unemployed and industrial classification.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many persons have been registered as unemployed for more than (a) 52 weeks, and (b) two years for each of the counties of England for each month since January 1979.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what were the percentage increases in total unemployment in the United Kingdom from June to June in each of the past five years.

The following table gives the percentage changes in the total numbers registered as unemployed in the United Kingdom between the dates specified:

Percentage change
June 1977-June 1978-0·3
June 1978-June 1979 -7·1
June 1979-June 1980+23·5
June 1980-June 1981 +61·5
June 1981-June 1982 +14·2