asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will publish a regional breakdown of long-term unemployment of those unemployed over one year to October 1987, showing numbers and the percentage changes.
The following information is in the Library. The table shows for each region of the United Kingdom, the numbers of unemployed claimants who had been unemployed for over one year at October 1986 and October 1987, together with the changes over the year expressed both numerically and as a percentage.
|Claimants unemployed for over one year|
|Region||Oct 1986||Oct 1987||Change||Percentage change|
|Yorkshire and Humberside||130,122||118,711||-11,411||-8·8|