§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what was the total number of unfilled vacancies and the unemployment figure in Doncaster and Mexborough, for April of each year from 1979 to 1989.
§ Mr. Lee
The following is the available information, which is also in the Library. The table shows the number of unfilled vacancies at jobcentres covering the area most closely corresponding to the Doncaster travel-to-work area, together with the number of unemployed claimants in the Doncaster travel-to-work area, for April of each year from 1984 to 1989. Unemployment figures are affected by changes in the coverage of the count. Corresponding figures for 1979 to 1983 are not available.
Unemployment and unfilled vacancies in Doncaster travel-to-work area for April 1984 to 1989 Number of unemployed claimants Number of unfilled vacancies 1984 18,555 1156 1985 19,575 1128 1986 21,897 178 1987 20,692 352 1988 17,491 382 1989 13,327 462 1 Number of unfilled vacancies given are for the month of March as April data are not available.