HC Deb 04 December 1978 vol 959 c476W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give the total of persons unemployed and in receipt of any form of employment subsidy listing the number in each category separately.

Mr. Golding

The total number of persons registered as unemployed in Great Britain on 9th November was 1,330,794. On 7th November there were 16,956 persons in receipt of job release allowance, having voluntarily given up work early under the job release scheme.