HC Deb 30 October 1980 vol 991 cc321-2W
Mr. Thomas Cox

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many school leavers in each region of the United Kingdom have been unemployed since leaving school.

Mr. Jim Lester

The following table gives for the areas specified the provisional numbers of registered unemployed young people under 18 years of age who, at 9 October, had not been in employment since completing full-time education.

South-East 23,499
East Anglia 2,801
South-West 7,079
West Midlands 18,162
East Midlands 8,176
Yorkshire and Humberside 16,537
North-West 21,072
North 13,304
Wales 9,995
Scotland 16,404
Northern Ireland 8,628