HC Deb 12 May 1983 vol 42 c488W
Mr. Richard Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people were in receipt of unemployment benefit from the Huddersfield employment office in May 1979, May 1980, May 1981, May 1982 and the latest month for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Alison

Information is not available in the precise form requested. The following table gives the numbers registered as unemployed in the Huddersfield jobcentre area at may each year from 1979 to 1982, and the numbers of unemployed claimants at April 1983.

May 1979 3,467
May 1980 5,451
May 1981 9,922
May 1982 11,575
April 1983 11,648

Note: Claimants cover those people claiming unemployment benefit, supplementary benefits and national insurance credits.

Registrants, in addition to claimants, include non-claimants registered for full time work.