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Unemployment Statistics

Volume 35: debated on Monday 17 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the percentage increase in the number of those unemployed in Scotland since 1979; and how these figures compare with each European Economic Community country, Japan, Canada and the United States of America.

The information is set out in the following table. The figures are not directly comparable, owing to differences in national definitions, coverage and methods of compilation: they are seasonally adjusted where possible.


Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 'Main Economic Indicators', supplemented by labour attache reports, and, for Italy and Ireland, Statistical Office of the European Community.