HC Deb 23 June 1978 vol 952 c362W
Mr. John Moore

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the cumulative percentage increase or decrease in unemployment in the period from February 1974 to the latest date for which information is available for all member States of the EEC, the USA and Japan.

Mr. Golding

Using national definitions, the changes in the seasonally adjusted numbers unemployed are given below:

as unemployed in Great Britain at June each year from 1974:

June 1974 5,429
June 1975 18,367
June 1976 118,188
June 1977 142,709
June 1978* 139,254
* provisional