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Dundee (Unemployment Statistics)

Volume 32: debated on Thursday 25 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people were unemployed in Dundee using the computerised method of compilation and the old method for the latest available month.

At 14 October 1982 the number of claimants at unemployment benefit offices registered as unemployed and living in the Dundee employment office area was 14,850—15·2 per cent. At the same date, but under the old method of compiling unemployment statistics, the number of people registered as unemployed at employment offices and careers offices in Dundee was 15,706—16·1 per cent.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many males were unemployed in Dundee for one year or over (a) at the latest date and (b) in May 1979; and how many were unemployed for one year or over for both sexes (i) at the latest date and (ii) in May 1979.

Information is not available in the precise form required. The following table shows the number of people unemployed in Dundee for more than one year in April 1979—the nearest date to May 1979 for which information is available—and in July 1982—the latest date for which information is available:

Numbers Registered as Unemployed for more than one Year
April 1979July 1982
Males1,7394,421
Females5711,624
TOTAL2,3106,045