§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the percentage of(a) female and (b) male unemployment in 1985, 1986 and 1987 in Scotland.
§ Mr. Lang
The annual average rate of female unemployment (the number of unemployed female claimants as a percentage of the estimated total female working population), and the annual average rate of male unemployment (the number of unemployed male claimants as a percentage of the estimated total male working population), for each of the years 1985, 1986 and 1987 in Scotland was as follows:
Female Percentage Male Percentage 1985 10.7 16.7 1986 11.0 17.1 1987 10.1 17.0