§ 13. Mr. Hayward
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment by how much the total number of jobs in the United Kingdom has increased since 1979.
§ Mr. Howard
The number of jobs in the United Kingdom increased by 1.8 million between June 1979 and March 1990, the latest date for which information is available. It now stands at 27,198,000—the highest level ever.
§ 17. Mr. French
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is the total number of unemployed people in the Gloucester constituency for the last month for which figures are available; and what percentage of that figure are long-term unemployed.
There were 2,149 unemployed claimants in the parliamentary constituency of Gloucester in June
Unemployed claimants by age in the United Kingdom Thousands April 18–24 year olds 25–49 year olds 50 and over Male Per cent.1 Female Per cent.1 Male Per cent.1 Female Per cent.1 Male Per cent.1 Female Per cent.1 1986 624 (27.3) 373 (36.1) 1,087 (47.5) 443 (42.8) 471 (20.6) 139 (13.5) 1987 567 (26.3) 331 (34.9) 1,053 (48.8) 422 (44.5) 466 (21.6) 140 (14.8) 1988 444 (25.1) 253 (32.9) 872 (49.4) 346 (45.0) 390 (22.1) 124 (16.1) 1989 352 (26.0) 179 (33.5) 691 (51.1) 256 (48.0) 307 (22.7) 98 (18.4) 1990 318 (26.6) 147 (34.3) 641 (53.5) 203 (47.5) 238 (19.9) 77 (18.0) 1 Figures shown in brackets give the proportion of total unemployment in the given age group.
Note: The percentages do not add to 100 due to the exclusion from the table of those claimants aged under 18.
§ 20. Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is the current level of unemployment in London.
§ 23. Mr. Skinner
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what are the latest unemployment figures; and what were the most nearly comparable figures for June 1979.
§ 39. Mr. Flannery
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what are the current unemployment figures; and what was the most nearly comparable figure in June 1989.
§ 44. Mr. Viggers
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on changes in the age profile of unemployed men and women in recent years.
§ Mr. Forth
The exact number of employees with two or more jobs included in the published employees in employment estimates is not known, since the estimates are based on figures collected from employers, who will not generally know if an employee is filling the post as an additional job.
However, evidence on the number of people with two jobs can be derived from the labour force survey (LFS). It is estimated from the preliminary results of the 1989 LFS that 623,000 employees (2.8 per cent. of the total) in Great Britain had a second job as an employee in spring 1989.195W
§ 58. Mr. Grocott
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what was the level of unemployment in the west midlands(a) in 1979 and (b) in the latest year for which figures are available.
§ 68. Mr. Frank Field
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what was the number of unemployed claimants in(a) Birkenhead and (b) the urban programme area, on 1 June 1983 and 1 January 1990; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Forth
The table shows the number of unemployed claimants, in(a) Birkenhead parliamentary constituency and (b) Wirral local authority area, in which the Government target inner-city programme aid, for June 1983 and January 1990.
Total unemployed claimants June 1983 January 1990 Birkenhead 8,726 6,479 Wirral 23,554 16,025
Direct comparisons over the time are affected by various changes to the count and by seasonal influences.
§ 69. Mr. Bill Walker
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what was the number of people in work in Scotland in 1979; and what is the number today.
§ 71. Mr. Ashton
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is the latest figure for people in full-time employment; and what was the comparable figure in 1979.
§ Mr. Forth
There were 20,232,000 people in full-time employment in Great Britain in March 1990, the latest date for which information is available. The earliest comparable information available is for March 1983 when there were 18,154,000 people in full-time employment. This represents an increase of 2,077,000 or 11 per cent.