HC Deb 01 February 1983 vol 36 cc69-70W
Mr. Edwin Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what proportion of (a) unemployed males and (b) unemployed females in the Mexborough travel-to-work area had been out of work for over (i) a year, (ii) two years and (iii) three years at the latest available date.

Mr. Alison

The following is the information for the Mexborough travel-to-work area at October 1982, the latest date for which an analysis by duration of unemployment is available. The figures are on the old—registration—basis of the unemployment count.

Duration in weeks Proportion of all registered unemployed
Males Females
per cent. per cent.
Unemployed for over 52 and up to 104 weeks 24.8 13.9
Unemployed for over 104 and up to 156 weeks 11.8 4.9
Unemployed for over 156 weeks 10.8 4.7

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