§ Mr. John Moore
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the unemployment rate in Leicester; how many unemployed immigrants are registered in Leicester; and what proportion this is of the immigrant population.
§ Mr. John Fraser
At 8th January 1976 the percentage rate of unemployment in the Leicester employment office area was 5.5 per cent.
My Department does not maintain separate statistics of immigrants unemployed but it does collect information each quarter about the numbers unemployed from racial minority groups. In November 1975 the number of such persons was 2,942. It is not possible to express this in the form of the proportion requested because details of the economically active numbers of racial minorities in local areas are not available.