HC Deb 01 March 1983 vol 38 c75W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services in how many households there are one or more persons unemployed; and what proportion of the total number of householders this represents.

Mr. Alison

I have been asked to reply.

The information requested is not available from my Department's monthly unemployment figures. However, the 1981 labour force survey shows that, in the second quarter of 1981, nearly 2.2 million households contained one or more unemployed persons. This represented 11 per cent. of all households in Great Britain.