HC Deb 24 January 1972 vol 829 c334W
Mr. Luce

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what proportion of those unemployed are 30 years of age and under; and, of those unemployed aged 30 years and under, how many have been so for six weeks or more.

Mr. Dudley Smith

A detailed age analysis of the unemployed is made in January and July. Figures for January, 1972 are not yet available, but at July, 1971 there were 740,831 people registered as wholly unemployed in Great Britain of whom 300,167–40.5 per cent. —were under 30 years of age. Of those under 30 years of age, 138,833 had been registered for more than six weeks.