§ Mrs. Fenner
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the average percentage of unemployed in the South-East region; what is the average percentage in the Medway travel-to-work area; and what percentage of the latter are school leavers.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
The following table gives unemployment rates at 12 June for the South-East region, for the Chatham, Maidstone and Sittingbourne travel-to- 457W work areas and for the Sheerness employment office area. It also indicates what percentage of the numbers unemployed
Percentage rate of unemployment School leavers as a percentage of all unemployed South East Region 4.3 8.9 Chatham travel-to-work area (Chatham, Gillingham, Gravesend and Strood employment office areas) 8.1 15.1 Maidstone travel-to-work area (Maidstone and Aylesford employment office areas) 3.7 16.0 Sheerness employment office area 10.3 14.8 Sittingbourne travel-to-work area (Sittingbourne and Faversham employment office areas) 7.3 19.4