§ Mr. Oppenheim
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what was the number of persons in employment and the number unemployed in Derbyshire in each year from 1983.
§ Mr. Lee
Unemployment figures can be given but information about employment in counties and smaller areas is available only for years when censuses of employment are conducted. The available information is given in the table.
County of Derbyshire1 Number of: Year unemployed claimants2 (annual average) Employees in employment3 1983 45,604 4 1984 47,208 330,200 1985 48,936 4 1986 49,799 4 1987 46,911 4 1 The county is defined in terms of ward boundaries as at 1981. 2 The numbers are affected by changes in the coverage of the count. 3 The figure relates to a September date and excludes the self-employed and members of Her Majesty's forces. 4 Not available.