HC Deb 16 January 1992 vol 201 c617W
Dr. Kim Howells

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will give the percentage unemployment rate for the valleys programme area, for Wales, for each year from November 1988 to November 1991, inclusive.

Mr. David Hunt

The information requested is given in the table.

Unemployment rates1
November Valleys programme area Wales
1988 12.4 9.2
1989 9.5 6.5
1990 10.1 6.9
1991 13.1 9.2

Source: Employment Department, Welsh Office.

1 Unadjusted rates, expressed as a percentage of the work force.