HC Deb 05 July 1979 vol 969 cc665-6W
Mr. Foster

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish his estimate of the number of long-term unemployed in the Northern region in the following age groups: under 35 years and under 25 years.

Mr. Jim Lester

At 5 April, the latest date for which the quarterly analysis is available, the numbers of people in the Northern region who had been registered as unemployed for more than 52 weeks were 6,754 aged 24 years and under and 6,577 aged 25 to 34 years.