HC Deb 10 November 1977 vol 938 cc175-6W
Mr. Hatton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many young people were unemployed in Manchester at the latest available date; and how these figures compare with 1974, 1975 and 1976.

Mr. Golding:

At July 1977, the latest date for which the half yearly age analysis is available, the numbers of young people under 20 years of age registered as unemployed in the area covered by the Manchester, Didsbury, Levenshulme, Moss Side, Newton Heath, Openshaw and Wythenshaw employment offices was 6,145. The corresponding figures for July 1975 and July 1976 were 2,981 and 5,058. Information for July 1974 is not available.

a table comparing annual average rates of change in average earnings during each five-year period since 1955 in the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United States of America, Canada and Japan.

Mr. Golding:

Comparable intern-national earnings statistics, from 1955 onwards for the countries requested, are available only for manual workers in the manufacturing industries as defined by the International Standard Industrial Classification. The information available is shown in the table below. In making comparisons account must be taken of differences in methods of compilation by the various national statistical offices, the more important of which are referred to in the notes.

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