HC Deb 15 March 1994 vol 239 c638W
25. Mr. Duncan Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what assessment he has made of differences in levels of job creation in the USA since 1980 and job creation in the European Community over the same period, in both the private and public sectors.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

Between 1980 and 1991 the USA created over 17.5 million jobs, mostly in the private sector, while the EC created 6.5 million jobs, mostly in the public sector.