HC Deb 28 April 1981 vol 3 cc386-7W
Mr. Chapman

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people came on to the unemployment register and how many went off it, in the last month for which figures are available.

Mr. Peter Morrison

The average numbers of people in Great Britain joining and leaving the unemployment register at employment offices each month in the three months ending March were 348,000 and 277,000 respectively, seasonally adjusted. These figures represent on average about 90 per cent. of all those who joined or left the register each month.