Mr. Jim Callaghan
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the total unemployment in the United Kingdom among persons classed as professional and executive; how many of these are in the North-West region; and how the current position compares with that in the same month of 1979, 1980 and 1981.
§ Mr. Alison
The following table gives the numbers of unemployed people registered at professional and executive offices at the dates specified for Great Britain and the North West region.
As corresponding information is not available for Northern Ireland, it is not possible to provide figures for the United Kingdom.315W
June Great Britain North West 1979 57,481 6,500 1980 60,187 6,762 1981 137,939 17,017 1982 168,855 20,473