HC Deb 17 March 1981 vol 1 cc83-4W
Mr. Dewar

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many construction industry workers were unemployed in Scotland in February 1978, February 1979, February 1980 and February 1981; and what percentage of the construction industry labour force this represented in each of the four years.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

Information is not available in the precise form requested. The figures in the following table relate to the number of people who were registered as unemployed in Scotland in February of each year and who last worked in the construction industry.

Numbers Registered as Unemployed Percentage of Construction Industry Labour Force
1978 32,969 17.4
1979 30,464 16.3
1980 29,806 16.0
1981 47,597 25.5


Percentage rates from 1979 onwards are based on mid-1979 estimates and are subject to revision when the final census of employment results become available.

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