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New Jobs

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 22 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many new jobs have been created in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement.

Separate figures of job gains and job losses are not available. Net increases in the work force in employment over the previous five years were as follows:

Workforce in employment—United Kingdom
seasonally adjusted—thousands
Year ending DecemberChangePercentage change