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Labour Statistics

Volume 81: debated on Thursday 20 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland have been unemployed for (a) one to two years, (b) two to three years, (c) three to four years, (d) four to five years, (e) five to six years, (f) six to seven years and g) over seven years.

The table shows duration of unemployment in Northern Ireland at 9 May 1985. A breakdown of persons unemployed for more than five years is not available.

DurationNumber unemployed
One to two years20,958
Two to three years13,774
Three to four years8,821
Four to five years7,509
Over five years10,591