HC Deb 22 January 1980 vol 977 cc118-9W
16. Mr. Straw

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what the latest unemployment rates are for the North-West of England.

Mr. Jim Lester

At 10 January the provisional unemployment rate in the North-West region was 7.6 per cent. The rates for males and females were 9.0 and 5.6 per cent., respectively.