HC Deb 28 April 1981 vol 3 cc382-3W
25. Mr. Gwilym Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the latest figures available for the proportion of the working population which is unemployed; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Morrison

At 9 April the provisional rate of unemployment in the United Kingdom was 10.4 per cent. The rate is based on the number of employees, employed and unemployed, which differs from the total working population in that it excludes members of Her Majesty's Forces and the self-employed.