HC Deb 22 January 1980 vol 977 c125W
Mr. Lawrence

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people were in employment in Staffordshire in each of the past three years.

Mr. Jim Lester

Provisional employment estimates for the past three years are available for the West Midlands standard region as a whole but for the county of Staffordshire the latest figures are from the 1976 census of employment.

Following is the information available:

June in each year Staffordshire (Thousands)West Midlands
1974 371.5 2,247.0
1975 372.3 2,212.0
1976 372.7 2,186.0
1977 Not available 2,201.0*
1978 Not available 2,213.0*
1979 Not available 2,200.0*
* Provisional.