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Unemployment

Volume 114: debated on Tuesday 7 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the number of people currently unemployed in each of the four cities in Scotland; what percentage unemployment rates these represent; and how many people have been unemployed for one year or more in each case.

The information is not available in the precise form requested.On 8 January, the total number of unemployed claimants and those who had been unemployed for more than one year in each of the 4 Scottish cities was as shown in the table below.

Number of unemployed claimants
AreaTotalMore than one year
Aberdeen Local Authority District12,2182,686
Dundee Local Authority District15,4486,686
Edinburgh Local Authority District28,90311,035
Glasgow Local Authority District78,70739,015
Unemployment rates are not available for local authority districts.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the number of people unemployed in each of the four cities in terms of the primary manufacturing, services and construction sectors.

I regret that information on the number of unemployed according to the industry in which they last worked is no longer available. The industrial analysis of unemployed registrants was discontinued in May 1982.