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Unemployment Benefit

Volume 116: debated on Monday 11 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the gross figures for those claiming unemployment benefit and the percentage of the work force this represents for (a) Ayr travel-to-work area, (b) Cumnock and Sanquhar travel-to-work area and (c) Girvan travel-to-work area for each month since May 1979 to the latest available date.

[pursuant to his reply, 30 April 1987, c.215]: The information is set out as follows:

  • (a) Table A shows the number of people registered for employment at jobcentres in each of the travel-to-work Areas (TTWAs) and the relevant percentage from May 1979 to October 1982.
  • (b) Table B shows the number of unemployed claimants in each TTWA (post-code based) and the relevant percentage from October 1982 to May 1983.
  • (c) Table C shows the number of unemployed claimants in each TTWA (ward based) and the relevant percentage from June 1983 to March 1987, the latest date for which information is available.
  • Due to the various changes which have taken place in the compilation of the statistics during the period, the figures are not directly comparable.

    This information is available in the Library.

    Table A

    Registrants at Jobcentres May 1979 to October 1982

    (978) TTWA

    Ayr

    Girvan

    Cumnock

    Sanquhar

    Number

    Per cent.

    Number

    Per cent.

    Number

    Per cent.

    Number

    Per cent.

    1979

    May3,9738·545510·11,3839·427814·0
    June4,1058·74459·91,50410·230615·5
    July4,3079·246610·31,51810·329414·8
    August4,4089·448510·81,54910·528414·3
    September4,1918·946110·21,51710·326313·3
    October4,3679·348910·81,52510·426613·4
    November4,4419·549010·91,54710·526213·2
    December4,4469·551911·51,52110·326013·1

    1980

    January4,73810·155112·21,70911·627213·7
    February4,6199·854512·11,68711·526713·5
    March4,5189·654512·11,63111·125813·0
    April4,5519·752911·71,65011·225713·0
    May4,3339·249611·01,57210·723611·9
    June4,6029·857012·61,83512·525512·9
    July4,94610·557612·81,93913·227714·0
    August5,05310·859013·11,97313·428214·2
    September5,24011·258913·12,10114·329314·8
    October5,60811·962613·92,17414·837619·0
    November5,77712·366014·62,19714·940720·6
    December5,88212·565814·62,23515·239920·2

    1981

    January6,43513·771415·82,40616·345022·7
    February6,41313·775116·72,39716·344922·7
    March6,33113·574416·52,33315·843622·0
    April6,16313·174316·52,42316·542821·6
    May5,91112·672216·02,35216·039620·0
    June6,12313·069715·52,50417·043321·9
    July6,22713·368015·12,56317·444522·5
    August6,28413·470615·72,64718·044422·4
    September6,64214·274416·52,64618·044122·3
    October6,87414·676717·02,56817·442521·5
    November7,10915·184418·72,63617·941220·8
    December6,96014·882618·32,76318·841521·0

    1982

    January7,39015·788719·72,89219·642321·4
    February7,31115·685819·02,81719·139820·1
    March7,13515·287119·32,70718·440920·7
    April7,03315·089119·82,67418·240820·6
    May7,05015·084518·72,56217·439820·1
    June6,75414·486719·22,63417·946223·3
    July7,16715·385118·92,75918·746723·6
    August7,15415·286419·22,83219·245723·1
    September7,17315·392920·62,89519·747724·1
    October7,49216·094821·02,83719·344722·6

    Table B

    Unemployed Claimants (Post·Code Based)

    October 1982—May 1983

    (1978) TTWA

    Ayr

    Girvan

    Cumnock

    Sanquhar

    Number

    Per cent.

    Number

    Per cent.

    Number

    Per cent.

    Number

    Per cent.

    1982

    October7,24315·481318·02,64818·036418·4
    November7,36015·786019·12,61217·736918·6
    December7,40215·886519·22,58517·639720·1

    1983

    January7,67316·390620·12,71218·441621·0
    February7,67016·388719·72,69018·337018·7
    March7,59016·284918·82,66218·136018·2
    April7,54316·183318·52,70018·335818·1
    May6,96514·882218·22,46816·830915·6

    Table C

    Unemployed claimants (ward based) June 1983·March 1987

    (1984) TTWA

    Ayr

    Cumnock and Sanquhar

    Girvan

    Number

    Percentage

    Number

    Percentage

    Number

    Percentage

    1983

    June6,21612·93,60221·174620·4
    July6,57313·73,78622·276320·9
    August6,60013·73,82122·477821·3
    September6,72814·03,91323·079821·8
    October6,76614·14,03223·780722·1
    November6,84214·24,03723·781322·3
    December6,79614·14,02423·683022·7

    1984

    January7,17614·84,27125·287223·6
    February7,51314·74,23725·089124·1
    March7,07514·64,14924·587523·7
    April6,89014·24,13824·483922·7
    May6,61313·64,05823·979921·6
    June6,37013·13,93723·276420·7
    July6,53713·53,95823·376020·6
    August6,53413·53,97523·474820·2
    September6,78714·04,02223·780421·8
    October6,81814·04,07724·081822·1
    November6,82614·14,03023·785123·0
    December6,74813·93,97823·485023·0

    1985

    January7,12814·44,16024·686123·2
    February7,12414·44,12324·385022·9
    March6,93514·04,09624·283322·4
    April6,86313·94,11624·381021·8
    May6,73513·64,03123·877420·8
    June6,72913·64,20524·875820·4
    July6,88614·04,43626·277020·7
    August6,78313·74,40826·076620·6
    September6,89814·04,42226·178121·0
    October7,00214·24,33625·675920·4
    November6,99114·24,25925·180821·8
    December6,97114·14,32425·583522·5

    1986

    January7,35014·94,72027·985723·1
    February7,23314·74,65627·585022·9
    March7,05514·34,55326·982222·1
    April6,96114·14,51426·780521·7
    May6,76213·74,42126·179721·5
    June6,55713·34,31625·579521·4
    July6,74813·74,31225·578421·1
    August6,76613·74,27225·280021·5
    September6,81013·84,38225·983622·5
    October6,85913·94,38325·985122·9
    November7,03614·34,46926·486623·3
    December7,10214·44,55626·987623·6

    1987

    January7,42115·04,86428·798026·4
    February7,26214·74,84528·690724·4
    March7,09114·44,74128·084122·7