HC Deb 28 April 1981 vol 3 c384W
32. Mr. Greville Janner

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people in the city of Leicester are currently unemployed; and how this figure compares with the figure in each of the past five years.

Mr. Peter Morrison

The following table gives the numbers of people registered as unemployed in the Leicester employment office area, which closely corresponds to the city of Leicester, at April each year from 1976:

April each year
1976 11,841
1977 12,742
1978 11,055
1979 10,499
1980 12,534
1981 (provisional) 21,319

The figures for 1976 and 1977 include relatively small numbers of unemployed people in the Wigston area, who do not appear in the figures for later dates because of a change in employment office area boundaries.