§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish a table showing the numbers and percentages of unemployed persons in the United Kingdom, Austria, Norway and Spain, respectively, in 1973; and if he will also publish the most recent numbers and percentages of unemployed persons in these nations respectively, at the most recent date for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
The annual numbers and percentage rates of unemployment in 1973 and 1980 are given below for the United Kingdom, Austria, Norway and Spain. The figures are not directly comparable because of differences in concepts, coverage and methods of compilation.
1973 1980 Thous ands Percentage rate Thous ands Percentage rate United Kingdom 619 2.7 1,795 7.4 Austria 41 1.6 53 1.9 Noway 13 0.8 22 1.2 Spain 150 † ✶ 1,265 ✶9.7 ✶average of first 11 months. †not available or a comparable basis.
Source: OECD Main Economic Indicators supplemented by labour attache reports (except United Kingdom).
Note: Numbers registered at employment offices. Rates are calculated as percentage of total employees.