HC Deb 29 November 1990 vol 181 c476W
Mr. Meacher

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will update the information in his reply of 24 July 1989,Official Report, columns 481–82, concerning the change in civilian employment since 1979 in the United Kingdom and European Community Twelve.

Mr. Jackson

Employment estimates are not yet available for many EC countries after 1988. The changes in total civilian employment for the United Kingdom and the EC as a whole between 1979 and 1988 are shown in the table.

Changes in Civilian Employment: 1979 to 1988
Thousands Per cent.
United Kingdom 525 +2.1
EC12 4,546 +3.7

Source: United Kingdom (ED), Other EC countries OECD Labour Force Statistics 1968–1988.