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Unemployment Statistics

Volume 33: debated on Friday 3 December 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what percentage of unemployed (a) men and (b)Women in the county of Derbyshire have been without work for one year or more.

At 14 October, 40·8 per cent. of all registered unemployed males and 23·8 per cent. of all registered unemployed females·old basis·in the county of Derbyshire had been unemployed for over 52 weeks.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many persons were unemployed in the county of Derbyshire in 1979, 1980, 1981 and at the nearest available date in 1982.

The following table gives the numbers of people registered as unemployed in the county of Derbyshire at October each year from 1979:

October each year
Number
197915,990
198027,406
198140,723
198246,986
October each yearTotal unemployedof which, unemployed for over 52 weeksAged under 18 unemployedof which, unemployed for over 52 weeks
19779,8303,280
19789,4993,3241,45969
19799,0623,3781,24625
198011,1223,5811,63510
198113,9545,2681,68034
198214,4696,5391,56060
The total number of unemployed claimants—from now on the count is based on claimants—in the area at October 1982 was 13,240.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish in the Official Report tables for each month from and including October 1981 comparing unemployment figures for each region in the United Kingdom on the new basis—claimants—and old basis—registration—and for each region in each month an analysis of the difference broken down by the following categories: (a) registered non-claimants, (b) severely disabled, and (c) in respect of the changed method of counting.

The number of unemployed claimants in the county—from now on the count is based on claimants—was 45,085 at October 1982.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the percentage of unemployment of young people under 21 years of age in the Liverpool travel-to-work area at the latest date; what percentage have been unemployed for more than one year; and what were the respective figures in May 1979.

[pursuant to his reply, 29 November 1982, c. 33]: Percentage rates of unemployment by age are not calculated for local areas. At October 1982, there were 19,809 young people under 20 years of age registered as unemployed—old basis—in the Liverpool travel-to-work area. Of this number, 24·7 per cent. had been unemployed for over 52 weeks. The corresponding figures at April 1979—not availale for May—were 11,863 and 22·8 per cent. An analysis for the age group specified is not available.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what were the total figures for unemployment in Sunderland in October from 1977 to 1982; how many had been unemployed for 12 months or more in those years; and what were the figures for youth unemployment in each year.

[pursuant to his reply, 29 November 1982, c. 34]: The following table gives the total numbers of people registered as unemployed and the numbers who had been unemployed for over 52 weeks at October each year from 1977 in the Sunderland employment office area. It also gives the numbers of young people under 18 years of age registered as unemployed and the numbers who had been unemployed for over 52 weeks at October each year from 1978. A cross-analysis by age and duration of unemployment was not made for October 1977.

[pursuant to his reply, 30 November 1982, c. 121]: As the tables are rather extensive, I am ser ding the hon. Member the information requested, and placing copies in the Library.