HC Deb 14 March 1977 vol 928 c50W
Mr. Nippon

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the current rate of unemployment in the North-East Region at the latest available date compared with the rate of the same date in each of the years from 1970 to 1976, inclusive.

Mr. Golding

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 1st March 1977; Vol. 927, c. 171], gave the following information:

Rates of unemployment for the Northern Region, excluding Cumbria, at each February from 1970 to 1974 were as follows:

per cent.
February 1970 5.0
February 1971 5.3
February 1972 7.0
February 1973 5.6
February 1974 4.8

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