HC Deb 04 August 1980 vol 990 c13W
Sir Frederic Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will give the most recent comparative figures of unemployment in the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan.

Mr. Jim Lester

The most recent comparable unemployment rates are for April 1980 and are:

Great Britain 6.6
West Germany 3.1
Japan 2.0

Source: United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unemployment on United States definitions as a percentage of civilian labour force.