HC Deb 23 October 1973 vol 861 c440W
Mr. Blenkinsop

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many men in South Shields at the latest available date have been unemployed for 12 months or more; and what was the comparable figure for each of the last three years.

Mr. Dudley Smith

Following is the information for the area covered by the South Shields employment exchange:

Males unemployed for over 52 weeks
8th October 1973 (Provisional) 663
9th October 1972 782
11th October 1971 676
12th October 1970 705