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Unemployment Statistics

Volume 33: debated on Monday 6 December 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will provide a breakdown by number and percentage of those who have been unemployed for one year or over per Standard Industrial Classification in (a) Glasgow and (b) Scotland.

The analysis of the unemployment register by Standard Industrial Classification was last undertaken in May 1982 and has since been discontinued. This analysis and the analysis by duration of unemployment were, moreover, undertaken in different months. It is not possible therefore to compare the two analyses directly.On 14 October 1982, the latest date available, 41,592 people were registered as unemployed for over 52 weeks in the Glasgow travel-to-work area, representing 41·1 per cent. of total unemployment in the area. The comparable figures for Scotland as a whole were 127,837 and 36·2 per cent. respectively.The following table gives an analysis of total unemployment by Standard Industrial Classification at 13 May 1982.

Numbers registered as unemployed 13 May 1982
Standard Industrial ClassificationGlasgow travel-to-work areaScotland
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing3146,516
Mining and Quarrying2725,392
Standard Industrial ClassificationGlasgow travel-to-work areaScotland
Food, Drink and Tobacco3,69012,328
Coal and Petroleum Products51330
Chemicals and Allied Industries7243,082
Metal Manufacture1,4295,279
Mechanical Engineering3,54810,172
Instrument Engineering1121,247
Electrical Engineering1,5645,433
Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering1,4063,427
Vehicles2,0686,317
Metal Goods not elsewhere specified1,1264,422
Textiles1,1558,194
Leather, Leather Goods and Fur162577
Clothing and Footwear2,0835,080
Bricks, Pottery, Glass, Cement etc.6022,435
Timber, Furniture etc.9692,548
Paper, Printing and Publishing1,2353,540
Other Manufacturing Industries6732,502
Construction14,39046,521
Gas, Electricity and Water3021,111
Transport and Communication4,02312,707
Distributive Trades10,65531,823
Insurance, Banking, Finance and Business Services1,5855,327
Professional and Scientific Services3,92413,968
Miscellaneous Services9,49634,801
Public Administration and Defence5,91520,368
Not classified by industry20,74769,262
Total94,220324,709

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many construction workers were unemployed in East Lothian, Edinburgh and the Borders, respectively, on the most recent date for which figures are available.

Glasgow TTWAScotland
DurationNumber of males registered as unemployedPercentage shareNumber of males registered as unemployedPercentage share
Up to one year38,91054·0142,22859·3
Over one year and up to 2 years16,56723·053,03522·1
Over 2 years and up to 3 years8,16111·323,4799·8
Over 3 years8,42211·721,0068·8
Total72,060100239,748100