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Labour Statistics

Volume 174: debated on Monday 18 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what are the latest unadjusted figures for unemployment in (a) Newport, (b) Gwent and (c) Wales; and if he will give the equivalent figures for 1979 on the most nearly comparable basis.

On May 10 1990 the number of unemployment claimants in the Newport district, Gwent and Wales were 4,446, 13,136 and 81,194 respectively. Unadjusted figures for 1979 are not available on a basis which enables a valid comparison to be made.