HC Deb 27 January 1998 vol 305 c190W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what the Government estimate to be the trend rate of fall in total unemployment over the past five years; and what are the trend rates specifically for young people unemployed over six months and the long-term unemployed participating in the New Deal. [25109]

Mr. Andrew Smith

The trend in unemployment has not been constant over the last five years. However, the average change over this period is as follows: