HC Deb 03 April 1996 vol 275 cc256-7W
Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the number of unemployed persons in(a) the United Kingdom and (b) Wales, aged under 25 years; how many have never attained full-time employment; how many have a higher education qualification; and if he will make a statement. [23800]

Mrs. Angela Knight

Information available from the labour force survey for autumn—September to November—1995 is shown in the table. It is not seasonally adjusted.

United Kingdom Wales
International Labour Organisation unemployed aged under 25 737,000 35,000
Of which: Have a higher education qualification1 80,000 2
Never had a paid job 295,000 12,000
of which: in full-time education 106,000 2
1Qualification above A-level or equivalent.
2Estimate below 10,000 not shown.

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