HC Deb 12 May 1981 vol 4 c238W
Mr. Foster

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the current figure for long-term unemployment in (a) the Northern region, (b) Durham county council area and (c) Bishop Auckland constituency; and what were the comparable figures in May 1979 and January 1980.

Mr. Peter Morrison

Duration analyses of the numbers unemployed are made quarterly in January, April, July and October and the latest available information is for January 1981. The following table gives the numbers registered as unemployed for over 52 weeks at April 1979, January 1980 and January 1981 in the areas specified. The figures are not seasonally adjusted.

April 1979 January 1980 January 1981
North Region 35,885 33,260 43,792
Durham County 5,461 5,396 7,024
Bishop Auckland parliamentary constituency* 789 658 893
* The Bishop Auckland, Barnard Castle and Newson Aycliffe employment office areas.

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