§ 57. Mr. Kenneth Carlisle
asked the Paymaster General how many new jobs have been created during the last year.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
Information about job gains and job losses is not available from the Department's statistics, but an indication of the net changes can be seen by comparing levels of employment at different dates.
Between September 1984 and September 1985 (the latest date for which figures are available) the employed labour force in Great Britain increased by 220,000.
The employed labour force is the sum of employees in employment, the self-employed and Her Majesty's forces.