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Unemployment (Edinburgh)

Volume 35: debated on Monday 17 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people were unemployed in the Edinburgh travel-to-work area in December 1982, expressed (a) numerically and (b) as a percentage; and what are the corresponding figures for males and females, respectively.

[pursuant to his reply, 23 December 1982, c. 659]: The information requested is set out in the table following.

Unemployed in the Edinburgh travel-to-work area on 9 December 1982
Number of people unemployed22,3599,10431,463
Percentage rate13·97·210·9

Note: The Edinburgh travel-to-work area comprises the employment office areas of Edinburgh, Leith, Portobello, Dalkeith, Loanhead, Musselburgh and Penicuik.