HL Deb 17 January 1994 vol 551 cc40-2WA
Viscount Brentford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

The number of unemployed aged under 50 in each of the last seven years on 1st October each year.

Lord Henley

The information requested is given in the following table:

Unemployed claimants aged under 50 in the UK in October of each year
Year Number
1987 2,200,690
1988 1,651,939
1989 1,297,525
1990 1,368,790
1991 2,040,065
1992 2,373,186
1993 2,343,366


1. Claimant unemployment statistics by age are available quarterly, on the unadjusted basis only, for the months of January, April, July and October.

2. The claimant unemployment count usually takes place on the second Thursday of the month.