HC Deb 11 June 1976 vol 912 c810W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish a table showing the unemployment rate by county for each of the counties of Wales and also for Cheshire, Salop, Hereford and Worcester, Staffordshire and Gloucestershire for the most recent convenient date.

Mr. Golding

Following is the information at May 1976:

Per cent.
Clwyd 8.9
Dyfed 7.2
Gwent 7.0
Gwynedd 9.5
Mid-Glamorgan 8.1
Powys 6.3
South Glamorgan 5.9
West Glamorgan 6.0
Cheshire 5.3
Salop 6.1
Hereford and Worcester 4.6
Staffordshire 4.0
Gloucestershire 5.0

The unemployment rates are for the groups of travel-to-work areas which most closely represent the counties.

Mr. Lawson

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will provide, for May 1976, figures for unemployment in the private and public sectors comparable to those given in his reply of 13th April to the hon. Member for Blaby (Official Report, 13th April, c. 444).

Mr. Golding

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 27th May 1976; Vol. 912, c. 361], gave the following information:

Calculated on the same imprecise basis, the unemployed whose last job was in the private or public sectors, expressed as a proportion of total employees in these sectors, were 6.4 and 2.5 per cent. respectively.