HC Deb 15 July 1985 vol 83 cc10-1W
Mr. Yeo

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people have registered as willing to work, giving details of their skill and experience, at jobcentres covering Sudbury and Haverhill at the most recent convenient date; and how many people were registered as unemployed for the purpose of benefit in the equivalent area at the same date.

Mr. Alan Clark

On 7 June 1985, 421 jobseekers were registered at the Sudbury jobcentre and 385 jobseekers registered at the Haverhill jobcentre. These figures include some employed people seeking a change of employment and some unemployed people not claiming benefit. The numbers of unemployed persons claiming unemployment benefit, supplementary allowances or national insurance credits in the Sudbury and Haverhill jobcentre area on 13 June 1985 were 1,286 and 1,316 respectively. It is a condition of receipt of these benefits or credits that a person be unemployed and capable and available for work.

Mr. Sheerman

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will provide a breakdown of the latest national unemployment figures according to standard under 18, 18 to 24, 24 to 44 and 45 years plus age groupings, by the standard under 26, 26 to 52, 52 to 104, 104 to 156, 156 to 208, 208 to 260 and 260 plus weeks duration of unemployment groupings as a total, and by sex.

Mr. Alan Clark

The information relating to 11 April 1985, the latest date for which an analysis of unemployment by age and duration is available, is published in table 2.6 of the Department'sEmployment Gazette for June. This is available in the Library.

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