asked the Paymaster General whether he will bring up to date the labour force figures given in his reply dated 28 April 1986, Official Report, columns 335–37; and if he will add a table for the same years covering manufacturing.
The available information from the regular quarterly employees in employment series is presented in tables 1 and 2.The available information from the "Labour Force Survey" is presented in table 3 below.
|Employees in Employment in Great Britain|
|June||Males Full-time||Males Part- lime||Males All||Females Full-time||Females Part-time|
|Labour force survey data on employees1 in Great Britain||Thousands|
|Aged 16 to 19||Aged 20 +||Aged 16 to 19||Aged 20 +|
|All industries||Manufacturing industries||All industries||Manufacturing industries||All industries||Manufacturing industries||All industries||Manufacturing industries|
Note: In this table a part-time employee is defined as one who normally works for 30 hours or less. The full-time, part-time split for males is available only at dates for which a census of employment was conducted and post-September 1984.
Employees in Employment in Manufacturing Industries—Great Britain
Males Part- time
Females Part- time
Note: The full-time, part-time split for males is available only at dates for which a census of employment was conducted and post-September 1984.
Aged 16 to 19
Aged 20 +
Aged 16 to 19
Aged 20 +
1 The labour force survey estimates relate to the spring of each year. Figures for 1979 and 1981, but not later years, include those on Government employment and training schemes if reported as in employment as an employee.
2 In this table an employee is shown as full or part-time according to whether he/she considers his/her job to be a full or part-time job.
3 Includes those who did not state whether their job was full or part-time.
4 The estimates for these years differ slightly from those in the previous reply, because of improved estimating procedures for persons aged 16 to 19 and the exclusion of persons on Government employment and training schemes.
5 Preliminary results.
6 Less than ten thousand.
asked the Paymaster General (1) when he expects to announce revised local unemployment rates based on the employment figures contained in the 1984 census of employment;(2) if he will publish the revised national and regional unemployment rates for each month since June 1983, based on his updated employment figures contained in the 1984 census of employment.
I shall reply to the hon. Member as soon as possible.
asked the Paymaster General what was the percentage change in unemployment in Derbyshire, between January 1986 and January 1987, for those people without a job for more than three years.
The following information is in the Library. Comparison of unemployment between 9 January 1986 and 8 January 1987 is slightly affected by the change in the compilation of the unemployment statistics in March 1986. The published numbers of claimants unemployed for over three years in Derbyshire on the two dates are 7,731 and 8,738 respectively.
asked the Paymaster General what are the latest figures available for the number of people in work in Derbyshire; and how this compares with 1979.
The latest available information for country areas and covering both employees and the self-employed comes from the 1981 census of population and is contained in the "County Report for Derbyshire", part 1 ref: CEN 81 CR10, a copy of which is in the Library. No similar data are available for 1979.
|Education and labour market status of 16 to 24-year-olds1 in Great Britain|
|16-year-olds||17-year-olds||18-year-olds||19 to 20-year-olds||21 to 24-year-olds|
|Number (000s)||Per cent.||Number (000s)||Per cent.||Number (000s)||Per cent.||Number (000s)||Per cent.||Number (000s)||Per cent.|
asked the Paymaster General if he will state the number of persons in full-time employment as at (a) June 1986 and (b) the latest available date; and if he will make a statement.
In June 1986 there were 16,105,000 full-time employees in employment in Great Britain. In September 1986 (the latest date for which estimates are available) the figure was 16,234,000. These figures are not seasonally adjusted.
asked the Paymaster General if he will publish the total effect on the numbers on the unemployment register of those working in special employment and training measures, for each month from February 1986.
[pursuant to his reply, 6 April 1987, c. 36]: For the latest estimate of the percentage effect of the employment measures on the unemployment count I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull, East (Mr. Prescott) on 27 March 1987, at column 293. The estimates provide no more than a very rough guide to the effect of such measures on the count and we do not, therefore, publish monthly count figures claiming to incorporate the effect.
asked the Paymaster General if he will list, for each year of the age range 16 to 25, the number and proportion of those in school, work, further education, higher education, community programmes, or other specified scheme.
[pursuant to his reply, 7 April 1987, c. 152]: The latest available estimates are set out in the following table. Figures are not available for 25-year-olds and those for 19 to 24 year olds are not available for each year of age separately.
19 to 20-year-olds
21 lo 24-year-olds
|Young Workers Scheme7||..||..||63||7||..||..||..||..||..||..|
|Enterprise Allowance Scheme7|
|Young Workers Scheme7||..||..||57||7||..||..|
|Enterprise Allowance Scheme7|
Source: DE, MSC, DES estimates
1 Ages as at 31 August of preceding year (see also footnote7 ). Estimates are not available for 25-year-olds, or for single years of age above 18.
2 Provisional estimates are not yet available for age groups above 18.
3 Pupils attending maintained, independent and special schools are included.
4 Full-time and sandwich, excluding private further education. Excludes those aged 16–18 on YTS within colleges.
5 Includes those (aged 16–18), in further education establishments attending YTS courses.
6 Mainly those in employment outside YTS. Includes those neither employed nor seeking work, (for example because of domestic responsibilities), and those seeking work but not claiming benefit. Excludes those holding a contract of employment under YTS.
7 Age breakdown based on profile of entrants. The schemes shown in the table are the only ones current at the dates specified which cover persons in the relevant age groups.
.. Under 500 or ½ per cent.
8 Estimate not available for age group shown: estimate for 19 to 24-year-olds is 831,000 (15 per cent. of the population).
9 Estimate not available for age group shown: estimate for 19 to 24-year-olds is 4,210,000 (77 per cent. of the population).
10 Estimate not available for age group shown: estimates for 18 to 20-year-olds are 44,000 at January 1985 and 69,000 at January 1986.
11 Estimate not available for age group shown: estimates for 18 to 24-year-olds are 9,000 at January 1985 and 13,000 at January 1986.
12 Estimate not available for age group shown: estimates for 16 to 17-year-olds are 3,000 at both January 1985 and January 1986.
Note on rounding:
Numbers are shown to the nearest 1,000 but cannot in all cases be regarded as accurate to that degree. The estimates involve a range of data sources and adjustments and rounding to the nearest 5,000 may therefore, be more appropriate, particularly for the residual other category (see footnote 6 ).
asked the Paymaster General if he will give the number of people over 18 years who receive training allowances through the Manpower Services Commission to support them in their training; and how this figure compares with each of the last eight years.
[pursuant to his reply, 7 April 1987, c. 156]: The figures give the information requested. These are of course not the numbers of people being trained with Government support, but only the numbers who receive an income by way of allowance when being trained.
Final figures for 1986–87 are not yet available. Figures for years before 1978–79 were not recorded on a comparable basis.