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Labour Statistics

Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many people in (a) the Alyn and Deeside constituency, (b) the travel-to-work area of Shotton, Flint and Rhyl and (c) Wales have been out of work for one, two three and four years and more, respectively.

The age and duration analysis of unemployment has not yet moved to collection on the ward basis which underlies the new travel-to-work areas. The information requested is not therefore available for the Alyn and Deeside constituency or for the Shotton, Flint and Rhyl travel-to-work area.Figures for Wales are as follows:

Length of time unemployedWales
One year and over but less than two30,721
Two years and over but less than three16,969
Three years and over but less than four11,269
Four years and over15,840