HC Deb 21 December 1982 vol 34 cc437-8W
22. Mr. Dubs

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people currently are unemployed in the London area; how many of those are aged under 19 years; and what were the comparable figures for May 1979.

Mr. Alison

At October 1982, the total number of people registered as unemployed—old basis—in Greater London was 389,055 of whom 53,136 were under 19 years of age. The corresponding numbers at April 1979—figures by age are not available for May—were 137,139 and 10,314, respectively. The figures include school leavers and are not seasonally adjusted.