HC Deb 09 February 1993 vol 218 cc588-9W
Mr. Peter Bottomley

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many constituencies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have higher registered unemployment at the present time than in June 1987.

Mr. McLoughlin

The information requested can be obtained from the NOMIS database in the Library.

Mrs. Helen Jackson

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what are the latest estimates of unemployment rates(a) by ethnic origin, broken down into (i) white, (ii) West Indian, (iii) Indian, (iv) Pakistani and (v) Bangladeshi, (b) separately by sex and ethnic origin and (c) by 16 to 24 year age group, sex and ethnic origin.

Mr. McLoughlin

The latest available estimates for Great Britain of unemployment rates on the internationally standard ILO definition are given in the following table:

ILO unemployment rates by ethnic origin, Sex and age: Great Britain, summer (June-August) 1992 (not seasonally adjusted)
all persons Males Females
all 16 and over aged 16–24 all 16 and over aged 16–24 all 16 and over aged 16–24
All persons2 10 18 12 21 8 14
White 9 17 11 20 7 13
Ethnic minority groups3 20 35 23 40 17 28
Black-Caribbean 24 39 32 49 15 1
Indian 15 28 15 32 15 25
Pakistani 28 44 29 48 1 1
Bangladeshi 38 1 37 1 1 1
1 The source of the estimates in the table (Labour Force Survey) is a sample survey and all estimates from it are subject to sampling variability, particularly in the case of smaller groups. Following established practice, estimates where the numerator is less than 10,000 are now shown in the table, but the estimates for other small groups, for example some of those within the 16–24 age-bands, should be treated with caution.
2 Includes people who did not state their ethnic origin.
3 Includes those of black-African, other black non-mixed (including black-British) and those of mixed and other origins.

Source: Labour Force Survey.