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Unemployment Statistics

Volume 32: debated on Wednesday 17 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the current number of long-term unemployed in the Govan area of Glasgow.

On 8 July 1982, the latest date for which information is available, 1,949 people in the Govan employment office area had been registered as unemployed for more than one year.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish a table showing the rate of unemployment, broken down by classification, in the areas of Inverness, Badenoch and Strathspey, Lochaber and Skye, in each of the past 10 years.

The attached table shows the annual average unemployment rates for the Inverness, Fort William and Portree employment office areas, which between them cover the areas of Inverness, Badenoch and Strathspey, Lochaber and Skye. Various more detailed analyses of the unemployment statistics are carried out, for example by age, duration of employment and occupation. If the hon. Member would care to write to me to indicate what further information he is interested in, I should be happy to consider what is available.

Average Annual Percentage Rate of Unemployment
Inverness Employment Office AreaFort William Employment Office AreaPortree Employment Office Area
1982 (to October)10·015·723·2
The Inverness employment office area covers Inverness district, Badenoch and Strathspey district and part of Ross and Cromarty district. The Fort William employment office area covers Lochaber district. The Portree employment office area covers Skye and Lochalsh district.