HC Deb 22 January 1985 vol 71 c385W
Mr. Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give the figures for (a) the number of new jobs created and (b) the number of school leavers entering the job market for each of the last 10 years.

Mr. Alan Clark

Estimates of the number of new jobs created, which can be defined in differing ways, are not available. Estimated numbers of school leavers in Great Britain available for employment in the years requested are shown in the following table.

Academic year ending 31 August Estimated numbers of school-leavers available for employment* (thousands)
1975 630
1976 640
1977 670
1978 690
1979 690
1980 680
1981 630
1982 630
1983 650
1984† 630
* All leavers less those expected to enter either full-time further education or temporary employment pending entry to full-time further education.
† Estimate subject to revision.