HC Deb 12 April 1978 vol 947 c430W
Mr. John Evans

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list in the Official Report the latest unemployment statistics for each member country of the Common Market as published by the European Economic Community Commission.

Mr. Golding

The statistics requested, which relate to January 1978 for France and to February for the remaining countries, are given below:

Country Number ('000) Percentage of civilian working population
United Kingdom 1,508.7 5.9
Germany 1,224.1 4.8
France 1,121.3 5.1
Italy 1,580.3* 8.0*
Netherlands 219.0 4.6
Belgium 324.7 8.2
Luxembourg 1.3 0.9
Ireland 110.5 9.8
Denmark 193.0 4.6
* Preliminary.

These figures include only partial adjustment for non-comparable features in national statistics.

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