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Labour Statistics

Volume 175: debated on Wednesday 4 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment on the latest available figures what was the number of registered unemployed aged (a) 16 years, (b) 17 years and (c) 18 years.

Unemployment by age is produced quarterly. The table shows in April 1990 the number of unemployed people in the United Kingdom aged 16, 17 and 18 years respectively:

AgeApril 1990 Total
16314
171,189
1856,771

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many children have (a) one parent and (b) both parents who are unemployed.

The labour force survey cannot provide the information in the form requested. However, the LFS can provide data that show the number of families in which one or both parents are unemployed (using the ILO definition of unemployment).In Great Britain in spring 1989, there were 6,532,000 families with one or more dependent children. Of these, 648,000 have one parent unemployed and 32,000 have both parents unemployed.