HC Deb 07 June 1972 vol 838 c111W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what conveniently available figures he has for graduate unemployment in 1970, 1971 and 1972.

Mr. Dudley Smith

If the hon. Member has newly-qualified graduates in mind, there are no statistics of unemployment available before 1971. According to the University Grants Committee, of those who graduated in 1971, 2,430 or 3.9 per cent. were unemployed on 31st December, 1971. In regard to graduates generally, a sample count in April, 1972, of those registered as unemployed with the

May, 1969 May, 1970 May, 1971 May, 1972
Employment Exchange
Stratford 785 854 938 1,095
East Ham 753 957 820 1,128
Canning Town 1,232 1,191 1,274 1,580

The above figures include young persons registered at Newham East and Newham Central Careers Offices.