HC Deb 20 February 1980 vol 979 c198W
Mr. Greville Janner

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many men aged between 60 years and 65 years he estimates are at present employed; and how many and what percentage of such men are unemployed.

Mr. Jim Lester

It is estimated that in Great Britain in 1977, the latest year for which information is available, there were about 1 million male employees aged 60 to 64. On 10 January 1980 there were 128,000 unemployed males aged 60 to 64. This gives an unemployment rate (the unemployed as a percentage of the employed plus the unemployed) of about 12 per cent.