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Labour Statistics

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 14 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) how many young people aged 18 years and under have never had a job since leaving school in (a) Dundee and (b) Scotland;(2) if he will provide a breakdown of the numbers unemployed in Dundee and Scotland on a percentage basis as follows:

(a) up to one year, (b) one to two years, (c) over two years and under three years and (d) three years and over for (i) men, (ii) women and (iii) all;

(3) if he will publish a table showing the registered number of vacancies by standard industrial classification order in Dundee;

(4) if he will provide a breakdown of the numbers of young people unemployed in Dundee in the following age groups and the following unemployment periods: (a) up to one year 16-year-olds, 17-year-olds and 18-year-olds, (b)one to two years, 17-year-olds and 18-year-olds, (c) over two years and under three years and 18-year-olds and (d) three years and over 19-year-olds and 20-year-olds.

The information requested is available in the House of Commons Library.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the number and percentage of those unemployed in Dundee and Scotland each month since May 1979; and what has been the percentage increase in both categories each month since May 1979.

Information on the number and percentage of those unemployed in Dundee and Scotland is available in the House of Commons Library.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish the number of vacancies for the Dundee travel-to-work area for each month since May 1979 and the numbers unemployed in the Dundee travel-to-work area since 1979 for (a) men, (b) women and (c) young people.

Unfilled vacancies—Dundee careers office
1979198019811982198319841985
January3041
February6125
March182412
April14353
May78141262
June861711542
July6562411
August4985366
September8310210
October4417420132
November2061452
December1222153

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish tables showing the number of unemployed in Dundee by age group, sex and, where appropriate, standard industrial classification of last employment.

The industrial analysis from which information was obtained by standard industrial classification of last employment was discontinued in May 1982. The latest information from the analysis is available in the House of Commons Library.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many jobs are being supported by the Government job protection and job creation schemes in Dundee.

The table shows the number of people participating in the Government's special employment measures in Dundee at 31 October.

Number
Job release scheme270
Young workers scheme198

Information on the number of vacancies notified to Dundee jobcentre which remained unfilled each month from May 1979 is available in the House of Commons Library In a separate answer today I have given the number of unfilled vacancies at the Dundee careers office for the same period.Information on the number unemployed in the Dundee travel-to-work area, on a monthly basis for men and women claimants and quarterly for young people, is also available in the Library.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish the number of vacancies for young people in Dundee for each month since May 1979 and the numbers of young people unemployed in Dundee for each month since 1979.

The table shows the number of vacancies notified to the Dundee careers office which remained unfilled each month from May 1979 to October 1985.The information requested on the number of unemployed young people is available in the House of Commons Library.

Number
Job splitting scheme2
Community programme1,053
Enterprise allowance scheme*98
* Number who entered the scheme between April 1985 and October 1985.