HC Deb 09 December 1981 vol 14 cc401-2W
22. Mr. David Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many young people, male and female, were unemployed in Scotland at June 1979, June 1980 and June 1981; what are the latest available figures; and what percentages of the Scottish work force these figures represent.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

The unemployment register is not analysed by age in June. In July 1979, 18,372 males and 14,533 females under the age of 18 were registered as unemployed in Scotland—representing 1.5 per cent. of the total work force. The corresponding figures for July 1980 were 22,172 males and 19,627 females—1.9 per cent. of the work force—and for July 1981 20,685 males and 17,801 females—1.7 per cent. of the work force.

The latest available figures, for October 1981, were 16,857 males and 14,143 females—1.4 per cent. of the work force.