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Labour Statistics

Volume 115: debated on Friday 1 May 1987

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asked the Paymaster General if he will give the number of unemployed people in Basildon for the last month for which he has figures and for each equivalent period in each of the past five years.

The following information is in the Library.The table shows the numbers of unemployed claimants in the Basildon local authority area from March of each year from 1984. Statistics of unemployment for local areas are derived from the ward-based system and are available only from June 1983. The comparison is affected by the change in the timing of the compilation of the count in March 1986.

Number
March 19848,775
March 19859,331
March 19868,823
March 19878,018

asked the Paymaster General if he will list the unemployment figures for Exeter for March in each of the years 1975 to 1987.

The following information is in the Library.The table shows the number of unemployed claimants in the Exeter local authority district for March of each year from 1984. This comparison is affected by the change in the timing of the compilation of the count in March 1986. Statistics of unemployment for local authority districts are derived from the ward-based system and are available only from June 1983.

Number
March 19844,430
March 19854,998
March 19864,982
March 19874,676