HL Deb 17 March 1987 vol 485 cc1414-5WA
Lord Brougham and Vaux

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they will publish the results of the 1986 Labour Force Survey.

The Secretary of State for Employment (Lord Young of Graffham)

My department is publishing today the preliminary results of the survey, and revised employment estimates incorporating those results, so that the latest figures can be used in the Financial Statement and the Budget Report. A copy of the information being published, which will be reproduced in the April edition of theEmployment Gazette,is being placed in the Library.

The 1986 results show that the number of those without a job, using a definition of unemployment which follows the recommended guidelines of the International Labour Organisation, still remains below 3 million.