Labour Statistics
Mr. D. N. Campbell-Savours
asked the Paymaster General how many young persons aged 16 to 18 years were unemployed in the Workington travel-to-work area during the last month for which statistics are available.
Mr. Alan Clark
The following information is in the Library. On 11 July 1985, the latest date for which an analysis of unemployment by age is available, the number of unemployed claimants aged 18 years and under in the Workington travel-to-work area was 547.
Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Paymaster General what are the unemployment figures for the county of Cumbria, categorised by sex, age and the duration of unemployment, for the last month for which statistics are available.
Mr. Alan Clark
The following information is in the Library. The figures relate to 11 July 1985, the latest date for which an analysis of unemployment by age and duration is available.
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|One or less |
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|Over 1 and up to 2 |
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|Over 2 and up to 4 |
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|Over 4 and up to 6 |
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|Over 6 and up to 8 |
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|Over 8 and up to 13 |
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|Over 13 and up to 26 |
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|Over 26 and up to 39 |
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|Over 39 and up to 52 |
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|Over 52 and up to 65 |
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|Over 65 and up to 78 |
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|Over 78 and up to 104 |
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|Over 104 and up to 156|
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|Over 156 and up to 208|
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|Over 208 and up to 260|
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|Over 260 |
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|Grand Totals Males |
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|One or less |
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|Over 1 and up to 2 |
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|Over 2 and up to 4 |
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|Over 4 and up to 6 |
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|Over 6 and up to 8 |
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|Over 8 and up to 13 |
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|Over 13 and up to 26 |
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|Over 26 and up to 39 |
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|Over 39 and up to 52 |
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|Over 52 and up to 65 |
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|Over 65 and up to 78 |
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|Over 78 and up to 104 |
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|Over 104 and up to 156|
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|Over 156 and up to 208|
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|Over 208 and up to 260|
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|Over 260 |
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|Grand Totals Females |
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Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Paymaster General what proportion of (a) unemployed males and (b) unemployed females in the Workington travel-to-work area had been out of work for (i) one year, (ii) two years and (iii) three years at the latest available date.
Mr. Alan Clark
The following information is in the Library. The table shows the requested information in respect of unemployed claimants as at 11 July 1985, the latest date for which an analysis of unemployment by duration is available.--------------------
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|One to two years |
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|Two to three years|
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|Over three years |
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Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Paymaster General how many community programme places were being supported in the Workington travel-to-work area and the county of Cumbria during the last month for which statistics are available; and how many of those places were part-time and full-time places, respectively.
Mr. Alan Clark
On 30 September 1985, 511 community programme places were being supported in the Workington travel-to-work area, and 1,304 in Cumbria. Of those in Workington 387 were part-time and 124 full-time, and of those in Cumbria 932 and 372 respectively.
Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Paymaster General how many people in the Workington travel-to-work area have been unemployed for (a) up to six months, (b) six months to 12 months, (c) 12 months to 18 months, (d) 18 months to two years and (e) over two years during the last month for which statistics are available.
Mr. Alan Clark
The following information is in the Library. The table shows the requested information in respect of unemployed claimants as at 11 July 1985, the latest date for which an analysis of unemployment by duration is available.-------------------------
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|Up to six months |
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|Six months to 12 months|
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|12 months to 18 months |
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|18 months to two years |
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|Over two years |
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Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Paymaster General what was the monthly increase and the total number of persons employed by community industry in west Cumbria during the last month for which statistics are available.
Mr. Alan Clark
The number of people employed by Community Industry Ltd. in west Cumbria on 12 September 1985 was 16 adult staff and 108 young employees. On 8 August 1985 there were 16 adult staff and 100 young employees.
Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Paymaster General what was the total number of persons unemployed, the percentage rate for unemployment, and the total number of vacancies for (a) the Workington travel-to-work area and (b) Cumbria at the latest date for which figures are available.
Mr. Alan Clark
The information is in the Library. On 12 September 1985, the number of unemployed claimants in the Workington travel-to-work area was 4,978, which corresponds to an unemployment rate of 19·7 per cent. The number of claimants in Cumbria at the same date was 23,830, which corresponds to an unemployment rate of 12·8 per cent. The number of unfilled vacancies at jobcentres, which cover areas closely corresponding to the Workington travel-to-work area and to the county of Cumbria on the 6 September 1985 was 128 and 1,325 respectively.
Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Paymaster General what was the total number of young people under the age of 18 years registered as claimants at unemployment benefit offices at the latest date for which statistics are available in each travel-to-work area in the county of Cumbria.
Mr. Alan Clark
The following information is in the Library. The figures relate to 11 July 1985, the latest date for which an analysis of unemployment by age is available.-------------------
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|Barrow in Furness|
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|Carlisle |
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|Kendal |
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|Keswick |
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|Penrith |
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|Whitehaven |
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|Windemere |
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|Workington |
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Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Paymaster General how many persons, both male and female, were placed in employment by the Workington jobcentre in the last month for which statistics are available.
Mr. Alan Clark
The following information is in the Library. Workington jobcentre placed 178 people in employment in the five-week period ending 6 September 1985. It is estimated that about a quarter of all engagements are made through jobcentres.
Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Paymaster General how many jobs in the Workington travel-to-work area were being supported by the temporary short-time working scheme during the last month for which statistics are available.
Mr. Alan Clark
I refer the hon. Member to my reply on 13 February at columns 184–185.
Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Paymaster General (1) how many redundancies in (a) the textile industry, (b) machine tool engineering, (c) general engineering, (d) service trades and (e) steel fabrication work were made in the last last month for which statistics are available in the Workington travel-to-work area;(2) how many redundancy notifications were given during the last month for which statistics are available in the Workington travel-to-work area.
Mr. Alan Clark
A provisional total if 18 redundancies were confirmed by the Manpower Services Commission as due to occur in jobcentre areas approximating to the Workington travel-to-work area in August 1985, the latest month for which statistics are available. All the redundancies were in the transport industry (Standard Industrial Classification 1980 classes 71–77). There were no advance notifications in August of redundancies involving 10 or more workers.
Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Paymaster General how many additional places were sponsored by Allerdale district council under the youth training scheme and the community programme separately for the last month for which statistics are available; and what is the total number of places now being supported by that authority under each scheme.
Mr. Alan Clark
Allerdale district council has a community programme agency for 395 places, of which 381 places have been approved. Of these places 353 were filled on 30 September 1985. No youth training scheme places are currently sponsored by the district council.
Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Paymaster General what is the total of young people who have become unemployed and who have registered at unemployment benefit offices in each travel-to-work area in Cumbria in the last month for which statistics are available.
Mr. Alan Clark
The following information is in the Library. The table gives, for the travel-to-work areas requested, the numbers of persons aged under 18 years who became unemployed claimants between the counts of 8 August and 12 September 1985.-------------------
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|Barrow-in-Furness|
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|Carlisle |
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|Kendal |
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|Keswick |
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|Penrith |
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|Whitehaven |
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|Windermere |
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|Workington |
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Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Paymaster General how many youth training scheme places were identified and supported in the Workington travel-to-work area and the county of Cumbria during the last month for which statistics are available.
Mr. Alan Clark
At the end of September 1985, there were 1,247 approved places in the Allerdale and Copeland local authority districts, which largely correspond to the Workington travel-to-work area, and 3,300 approved places in the county of Cumbria.During the month of September, 153 places were approved by the Cumbria area manpower board; 56 of these were for one large mode A scheme in Allerdale local authority district.
Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Paymaster General what proportion of (a) unemployed males and (b) unemployed females in the Barrow in Furness, Kendal, Whitehaven, Carlisle, Keswick and Penrith travel-to-work areas had been out of work for (i) one year, (ii) two years and (iii) three years at the latest available date.-------------------
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|Barrow-in-Furness|
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|Carlisle |
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|Kendal |
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|Keswick |
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|Penrith |
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|Whitehaven |
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Mr. Ron Davies
asked the Paymaster General if he will estimate the percentage of the work force of each region of England employed in manufacturing industry at the latest date, in 1980 and in 1975.
Mr. Alan Clark
The percentages of employees from each of the English standard regions who are employed in manufacturing industry are shown in the following table: -----------------------------------------
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|Greater London (included in South East)|
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|East Anglia |
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|West Midlands |
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|East Midlands |
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|Yorkshire and Humberside |
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|North West |
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|North |
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