§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many adults and young people have been unemployed for one year and for two years in Wolverhampton and in the West Midlands.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
[pursuant to his reply, 15 July 1980, c. 471]: Following is the information at 10 April, the latest date for which the quarterly age and duration analysis of the unemployed is available:
At 10 April, the latest date for which the quarterly age analysis of the unemployed is available, there were 1,635 young people under 20 years of age registered as unemployed in the Wolverhampton employment office area and 25,327 in the West Midlands region.
At 6 June, there were 242 notified vacancies remaining unfilled at the employment office and 78 at careers offices in the Wolverhampton employment office area. The corresponding figures for the West Midlands region were 8,328 at employment offices and 2,015 at careers offices. Vacancies notified to employment offices are estimated to be about one-third of all vacancies in the country as a whole. Because of possible 735W duplication the figures for employment offices and careers offices should not be added together.