Unemployed Persons
Mr. Kinnock
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the total number of boys and girls, respectively, registered as unemployed nationally and in each region in each quarter from March 1971 to the latest date for which figures are available.
Mr. Booth
The following table shows the available information. Following the reorganisation of the employment services, which came into effect in April 1974, separate statistics of unemployed young people aged under 18 are normally compiled half-yearly only, in January and July.
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|January 1973|…|
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|April 1973 |…|
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|July 1973 |…|
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|October 1973|…|
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|January 1974|…|
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|July 1974 |…|
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|January 1975|…|
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|April 1971 |…|
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|July 1971 |…|
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|October 1971|…|
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|January 1972|…|
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|April 1972 |…|
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|July 1972 |…|
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|October 1972|…|
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|January 1973|…|
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|April 1973 |…|
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|July 1973 |…|
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|October 1973|…|
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|January 1974|…|
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|July 1974 |…|
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|January 1975|…|
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Mr. Kinnock
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what proportion of the total number of persons registered as unemployed was aged between 18 and 25 years in each quarter from March 1971 to the latest date for which figures are available.
Mr. Booth
The following table shows the available information. Statistics of unemployed people aged 18 and under 25 are normally compiled for January and July each year. Owing to industrial action at local offices of the Employment Service Agency figures for January 1975 are not available.--------------------
|July 1971 |…|…|…|
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|January 1972|…|…|…|
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|July 1972 |…|…|…|
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|January 1973|…|…|…|
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|July 1973 |…|…|…|
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|January 1974|…|…|…|
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|July 1974 |…|…|…|
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In January 1974 the normal detailed figures were not collected due to the emergency situation.
Mr. Kinnock
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the average duration of unemployment for individuals registered as unemployed in each quarter since March 1971 to the latest date for which figures are available.
Mr. Booth
I regret that the information requested is not available. However, for people on the register on the day of the count, an analysis of the duration of their unemployment until then is compiled at quarterly intervals. The following table shows this information for April 1971 and subsequent dates, except that the analysis was not made in January 1974 because of the emergency situation and in January 1975 because of industrial action at local offices of the Employment Service Agency. The figures for October 1974 include estimates for some offices.
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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 3 |…|…|
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|Over 3 and up to 4 |…|…|
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|Over 4 and up to 5 |…|…|
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|Over 5 and up to 6 |…|…|
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|Over 6 and up to 7 |…|…|
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|Over 7 and up to 8 |…|…|
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|Over 8 and up to 9 |…|…|
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|Over 9 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 |…|…|
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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 3 |…|…|
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|Over 3 and up to 4 |…|…|
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|Over 4 and up to 5 |…|…|
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|Over 5 and up to 6 |…|…|
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|Over 6 and up to 7 |…|…|
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|Over 7 and up to 8 |…|…|
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|Over 8 and up to 9 |…|…|
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|Over 9 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 |…|…|
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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 3 |…|…|
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|Over 3 and up to 4 |…|…|
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|Over 4 and up to 5 |…|…|
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|Over 5 and up to 6 |…|…|
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|Over 6 and up to 7 |…|…|
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|Over 7 and up to 8 |…|…|
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|Over 8 and up to 9 |…|…|
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|Over 9 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 |…|…|
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Mr. Kinnock
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the average duration of unemployment for boys and girls registered as unemployed in each quarter since March 1971 to the latest date for which figures are available.
Mr. Booth
I regret that the information requested is not available. However, for people on the register on the day of the count an analysis is made of the duration of their unemployment until then. For boys and girls aged under 18, the analysis was made quarterly up to April 1974, and six-monthly thereafter, following the reorganisation of the employment services. The following table shows this information for April 1971 and subsequent dates except that the analysis was not made in January 1974 because of the emergency situation and in January 1975 because of industrial action at local offices of the Employment Service Agency.
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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 3 |…|…|…|
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|Over 3 and up to 4 |…|…|…|
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|Over 4 and up to 5 |…|…|…|
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|Over 5 and up to 6 |…|…|…|
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|Over 6 and up to 7 |…|…|…|
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|Over 7 and up to 8 |…|…|…|
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|Over 8 and up to 9 |…|…|…|
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|Over 9 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 weeks |…|…|…|
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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 3 |…|…|…|
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|Over 3 and up to 4 |…|…|…|
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|Over 4 and up to 5 |…|…|…|
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|Over 5 and up to 6 |…|…|…|
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|Over 6 and up to 7 |…|…|…|
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|Over 7 and up to 8 |…|…|…|
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|Over 8 and up to 9 |…|…|…|
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|Over 9 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 weeks |…|…|…|
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