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Ethnic Minorities

Volume 32: debated on Wednesday 24 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many members of ethnic minorities are unemployed, and how many have been unemployed for more than a year, in (a) Greater London and (b) Islington; and what is the percentage increase, respectively, since May 1979.

At August 1982, the latest date for which the information is available, there were 50,536 ethnic minority workers registered as unemployed in Greater London and 1,804 in the area covered by the Holloway and Kings Cross employment offices, which corresponds closely to Islington. The increases since May 1979 were 211 and 95 per cent., respectively. An analysis by duration of unemployment for ethnic minorities is not available.