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Greater London

Volume 32: debated on Friday 26 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) how many people 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;(2) how many people under 20 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:

(3) how many women 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;

The following table gives, for the groups specified, the numbers registered as unemployed—old basis—and the numbers who had been unemployed for over 52 weeks at October 1982 in Greater London and in the area covered by the Holloway and Kings Cross employment offices, which corresponds closely to Islington. It also gives the percentage increases since April 1979—an analysis by age and duration of unemployment is not available for May. The figures include school leavers and are not seasonally adjusted.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) how many school leavers are unemployed for more than a year in (a) Greater London and (b) Islington; and what is the percentage increase, respectively, since May 1979;(2) how many unemployed school leavers in

(a) Greater London and (b) Islington have never had a full-time job.

At October 1982, there were 23,143 school leavers under 18 years of age registered as unemployed in Greater London—old basis—and 772 in the area covered by the Holloway and Kings Cross employment offices, which corresponds closely to Islington. The increases since May 1979 were 897 per cent. and 528 per cent., respectively. An analysis by duration of unemployment for school leavers are defined as those who have not entered employment since completing full-time education.