HC Deb 11 December 1990 vol 182 c386W
4. Mr. Flannery

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what was the number of unemployed in December 1979 and 1989.

Mr. Howard

The number of people unemployed in the United Kingdom on the seasonally adjusted, consistent, basis was 1,055,000 in December 1979 and 1,636,100 in December 1989.