§ Mr. Foster
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what has been (a) the number of special temporary employment programme and community enterprise programme places offered and (b) the number of long-term unemployed in (i) the United Kingdom as a whole, (ii) each region, (iii) each special programmes division area and (iv) Bishop Auckland constituency, for each year since the programme's inception.
Wolverhampton travel-to-work area West Midlands Region Number unemployed Percentage rate of unemployment Number unemployed Percentage rate of unemployment Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female May 1979 5,616 2,565 6.2 4.6 82,820 34,869 5.9 3.8 May 1980 7,446 3,542 8.3 6.4 98,937 46,492 7.1 5.0 May 1981 15,339 5,139 17.1 9.1 213,747 80,365 15.4 8.7
§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the total number of persons unemployed, the percentage rate of unemployment and the total number of vacancies for (a) Wolverhampton and (b) the West Midlands as at May 1981.
Unfilled Vacancies Number unemployed Percentage rate of unemployment At employment offices At careers offices Wolverhampton travel-to-work area 20,478 14.0 228 35 West Midlands Region 294,112 12.7 6,401 626
The vacancy statistics relate only to those notified to employment offices and careers offices; vacancies notified to employment offices are estimated to be about one-third of all vacancies in the country as a whole. Because of possible duplication the figures for employment offices and careers offices should not be added together. The number of vacancies unfilled on a particular date takes no account of the flow of vacancies being notified, filled or withdrawn during the preceding month, which may reflect activity more closely.