§ 23. Mr. Jamieson
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what percentage of first degree graduates where unemployed in the December following graduation in the latest year for which figures are available. 
§ Mr. Boswell
Short-term graduate unemployment increased during the recession. But 1993 provisional figures for England show increased numbers going 631W straight into employment and a fall in the proportion believed unemployed in the December following graduation to 12 per cent. As the economy improves, graduates should be well placed to find jobs.