HC Deb 08 February 1983 vol 36 c330W
22. Mr. Dormand

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will state the number and percentage of unemployed in the northern region and the United Kingdom, respectively.

Mr. Gummer

At 13 January, the number of unemployed claimants in the north region was 235,435, and the unemployment rate was 18.1 per cent. The corresponding figures for the United Kingdom were 3,224,715 and 13.8 per cent. respectively.

59. Mr. Robert C. Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Employment by how much, in percentage terms, unemployment has increased since May 1979 in the northern region.

Mr. Alison

Between May 1979 and January 1983 the number of unemployed claimants, seasonally adjusted and excluding school leavers, increased by 103 per cent. in the north region.

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