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Labour Statistics

Volume 81: debated on Friday 28 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the number of unemployed people placed by the employment service in (a) 1979, (b) 1980, (c) 1981, (d) 1982, (e) 1983 and (f) 1984, respectively.

Information is not available in the form requested. The following table shows the total numbers of placings made by jobcentres in Great Britain in the operational years 1979–80 to 1984–85. The numbers of these placings which were of unemployed persons are also shown for 1979–80, 1980–81 and 1981–82. These figures are not available for subsequent years.

Placing by jobcentres—Great Britain
Operational YearTotal PlacingsUnemployed jobseekers placed
1979–801,903,5641,682,790
1980–811,534,4051,379,074
1981–821,468,5251,345,769
1982–831,550,494
1983–841,786,371
1984–851,977,626