To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what was the percentage change in the north-west of employment in (a) the service sector, (b) self-employment and (c) manufacturing industry between 1979 and 1990.
Latest employment estimates are for December 1989. In the north-west region, between June 1979 and December 1989, employment in the service sector rose by 10 per cent., self-employment rose by 50 per cent. and employment in manufacturing industries fell by 29 per cent.
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish a table showing a ward-by-ward breakdown of the numbers of unemployed in the constituencies of (a) Burnley and (b) Pendle for the latest date for which figures are available.
The following table shows a ward-byward breakdown of unemployment in the constituencies Burnley and Pendle as at May 1990, the latest available date. The figures are not seasonally adjusted.
|Ward Unemployment—May 1990|
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many people are currently in work in (a) the east midlands and (b) Derbyshire; and how many people were in work in these areas in 1979.
Information relating to counties is available only from censuses of employment. The latest data relate to September 1987 and the earliest comparable to September 1981.The available estimates are as follows:
- Civil work force in employment
- December 1979 1,687,000
- December 1989 1,850,000
- Employees in employment
- September 1981 335,000
- September 1987 343,000