§ Mr. Marten
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the percentage of unemployment in each of the EEC countries.
§ Mr. John Fraser
The following table gives the latest information available from international sources:
RATES OF UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE MEMBER STATES OF THE EEC Country Note Rate (percent.) Date Belgium (a) 5.7 January 1975 Denmark (b) 11.8 December 1974 France (a) 4.3 December 1974 Germany, Federal Republic of (a) 5.1 January 1975 Ireland (c) 8.1 January 1975 Italy (d) 5.3 November 1974 Luxembourg (a) Nil December 1974 Netherlands (a) 5.2 January 1975 United Kingdom (a) 3.5 March 1975
(a) Employment office statistics, i.e., registered unemployed.
(b) Unemployed among insured members of Trade Unions funds.
(c) Compulsory unemployment insurance statistics.
(d) Labour force sample survey.
(1) All countries except United Kingdom: "Europe" (a publication of the European Commission).
(2) United Kingdom: Department of Employment.158W