§ Mr. John Grant
Application is already made to the European Social Fund, the appropriate source of Community aid for vocational training, for financial assistance in respect of all eligible activities of the Training Services Agency. Officers of my Department are in constant touch with Commission officials on these and other United Kingdom applications. The scope for augmenting the substantial allocations already received in respect of the Agency's operations is limited by the
Unemployed recorded Seasonally adjusted Number Percentage Number Percentage Country Month (000's) rate (000's) rate England* … January 1977 … 1,123 5.7 1,055 5.3 Scotland* … January 1977 … 183 8.4 161 7.4 Norway* … 3rd quarter 1976 … 16 0.9 20 Not available Sweden† … December 1976 … 61 1.5 Not available Switzerland‡ … October 1976 … 13 0.4 Not available Finland† … September 1976 … 71 3.2 86 3.6 * The numbers unemployed are of those registered at employment offices. The rate is expressed as a percentage of employees—employed and unemployed. † The numbers unemployed are obtained from a labour force survey. The rate is expressed as a percentage of the civilian labour force. ‡ The numbers unemployed are of those registered at employment offices. The percentage rate is not published, but has been calculated from data of the civilian labour force.
SourcesOECD Main Economic Indicators, Department of Employment labour attache reports, OECD Labour Force statistics.
§ 35. Mr. Neubert
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the revised figure for the number of unemployed at the latest available date, following the return to full working of the statisticians in his Department.154W
pressures on the Fund's budget of applications from all the member States.