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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.
|One to two years||20,958|
|Two to three years||13,774|
|Three to four years||8,821|
|Four to five years||7,509|
|Over five years||10,591|