To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what regional variations there are in the rate of reduction of long-term unemployment.
The table shows the number of unemployed claimants who have been unemployed for over one year at 9 October 1986 and at 8 October 1987, together with the change over the year, expressed numerically and as a percentage.
Claimants unemployed for over one year
|Yorkshire & Humberside||130,122||118,711||-11,411||-8·8|
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the reduction in the number of long-term unemployed since January 1987.
On 8 October 1987 the number of long-term unemployed claimants in the United Kingdom was 1,172,236, a fall of 162,194 since January 1987. The change will be affected by seasonal factors.
|Employees in Employment in the Manufacturing industries|
|(a) Great Britain||(b) Scotland|
|Number of employees||Net change in number of employees since June of previous year||Number of employees||Net change in number of employees since June of previous year|
|June of each year|