§ Mr. Hatton
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the latest figures for unemployment in the Manchester, Moss Side, employment exchange area, based on the resident population in Moss Side; and how these compare with those for the previous six months.
§ Mr. Golding
The unemployment statistics relate to the numbers registered at employment and careers offices. Separate unemployment statistics for the Moss Side employment office area are available only from May 1976. Until the Moss Side jobcentre opened on 12th April the area was covered by the Manchester employment office. Following is the information available:
NUMBERS UNEMPLOYED IN THE MOSS SIDE EMPLOYMENT OFFICE AREA May 1976 2,816 June 1976 2,625 July 1976 2,581 August 1976 2,679 September 1976 3,159 October 1976 3,078