§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many individual claimants have registered as unemployed since(a) April 1990 and (b) November 1990.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
In the period April 1990 to December 1992, and on the unadjusted basis, about 354,300 people on average per month joined the claimant unemployment count and 313,900 people on average per month left the count. The corresponding figures for the period since November 1990 are 371,600 and 321,600 respectively. Of those becoming unemployed about a quarter leave unemployment within the first month; a half leave within the first three months and two-thirds within six months.