HC Deb 22 July 1971 vol 821 c326W
40. Mr. Leadbitter

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many school leavers in Hartlepool exchange area have not been offered employment ; how many young persons under the age of 18 years are wholly unemployed ; and how these figures compare for the last month for which they are taken to the same period in 1968, 1969 and 1970, respectively.

Mr. Dudley Smith

On 12th July there were 65 unemployed school leavers still seeking their first jobs in Hartlepool. Altogether there were 261 young people registered as unemployed on that date ; the comparable totals for the month of July 1968, 1969 and 1970 were 162 (including 39 school leavers), 207 (including 39 school leavers), and 226 (including 19 school leavers), respectively.

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