HC Deb 19 June 1981 vol 6 c473W
Mr. Winnick

asked the Sercretary of State for Employment what increases in numbers and percentages of unemployed have taken place in (a) the Walsall travel-to-work area, (b) the Black Country travel-to-work area and (c) the West Midlands since May 1979.

Mr. Peter Morrison

Following is the information:

Increase in numbers unemployed between May 1979 and May 1981
Actual Percentage
Walsall travel-to-work area 16,250 192.8
Dudley and Sandwell travel-to-work area 28,100 230.0
Wooverhampton travel-to-work area 12,297 150.3
West Midlands Region 176,423 149.9