HC Deb 12 March 1981 vol 1000 cc366-7W
Mr. Campbell-Savours

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list separately the aggregate totals and the total increase or reduction in the number of placings under the youth apportunities programme and the special temporary employment premium programme in the county of Cumbria and the Northern region for the last month for which statistics are available.

Mr. Peter Morrison

Information is not available in the form requested. However, the following table lists the total number of young people entering the youth opportunities programme (YOP) and the number of adults entering the special temporary employment programme (STEP) between April 1980-January 1981 as compared with the same period in the previous year for the county of Cumbria and the Northern region.

unemployed, the percentage rate of unemployment, the total number of vacancies and the ratio of vacancies to unemployed for (a) the Workington travel-to-work area, (b) Cumbria and (c) each region of England for the last month for which statistics are available.

Mr. Peter Morrison

The following table gives the total numbers registered as unemployed, the percentage rates of unemployment and the numbers of vacancies remaining unfilled at employment offices and at careers offices in the areas specified at February 1981. The

Number unemployed Percentage rate of unemployment Unfilled vacancies
At employment offices At careers offices
Workington travel-to-work area 4,414 14.1 110 2
Cumbria 19,739 10.0 714 26
South-East 526,609 7.0 31,361 1,865
East Anglia 60,873 8.4 2,825 106
South-West 154,592 9.3 6,524 207
West Midlands 272,833 11.7 4,607 350
East Midlands 147,785 9.2 4,802 197
Yorkshire and Humberside 228,062 10.8 4,782 223
North-West 349,746 12.3 7,742 242
North 188,702 13.6 3,734 119

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