To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what are the latest adjusted and unadjusted figures and percentages for unemployment in Waveney; and if he will give the equivalent figures for a year ago on the most nearly comparable basis.
Following is the available information, which is also in the Library. On the 14 January 1988 the number of unemployed claimants in the Waveney local authority area was 5,164. The corresponding figure for January 1987 was 6,507.Seasonally adjusted unemployment figures are not available below regional level. Also unemployment rates are not calculated for areas smaller than travel-to-work areas.