HC Deb 22 November 1977 vol 939 c714W
Mr. Sproat

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what percentage of persons unemployed in the latest 12 months for which figures are available was unemployed for more than six months.

Mr. Golding

The numbers of unemployed people are analysed according to the length of time for which they have been registered in January, April. July and October. The following table gives the information requested for Great Britain. In addition, the numbers of school-leavers on the registers have been shown as they could affect the percentages at different times of the year.

tered as unemployed. Many of the men who do not register are likely to be between jobs.