§ Mr. Lee
The following is the available information. Unemployment on-flow statistics—which are also in the Library—are available only from October 1982.
Numbers of people becoming unemployed claimants in the Merseyside Metropolitan Area Number 1983 147,277 1984 138,929 1985 144,326 1986 145,855
Figures only include computerised claims. The 1983 figure relates to jobcentres closely corresponding to the Merseyside Metropolitan area.
Average numbers of unfilled vacancies at jobcentres covering the Merseyside Metropolitan Area Number 1979 2,937 1980 1,834 1981 2,203 1982 1,833 1983 2,499 1984 2,741 1985 2,836 1986 3,345
Figures for 1979–81 include a small number of vacancies for the Special Temporary Employment Programme, and from 1981 to 1983 vacancies on the Community Enterprise Programme. The 1981 figure includes temporary vacancies for work on the 1981 census.
§ Mr. Crowther
asked the Paymaster General if he will state the number of those people unemployed for (a) less than six months, (b) between six months and one year, (c) 37W between one year and two years and (d) over two years and the total number of people unemployed for every constituency in Yorkshire and Humberside region.
§ Mr. Lee
I am sending the hon. Member a computer printout showing the information requested, which is available in the Library. The information relates to numbers of claimants in the parliamentary constituencies of the Yorkshire and Humberside region who had been unemployed for the durations requested on 8 January 1987, the latest date for which an analysis of unemployment by duration is available.