HC Deb 10 June 1998 vol 313 cc581-2W
Mrs. Ewing

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many and what percentage of registered unemployed among 18 to 25 year olds in(a) Dundee, (b) Perth and Kinross and (c) Angus found work and signed off as unemployed in (i) January, (ii) February, (iii) March and (iv) April in each year since 1986. [43411]

Mr. Dewar

[holding answer 4 June 1998]: Data on the destination of leavers from the claimant count are available from the Office for National Statistics for 1998 onwards for the areas requested. Information is not readily available on the numbers aged 18 to 25 claiming unemployment related benefits and so the numbers who found work, in the table, are given for those aged 18 to 24.

Number of 18 to 24 year olds, leaving the register and finding work1
Unitary Authorities
Dundee Perth and Kinross Angus
January 1998 55 42 46
February 1998 146 108 145
March 1998 137 98 117
April 1998 139 93 95
1 Excluding clerical claims and claims with missing or invalid postcodes


Office for National Statistics

The number of people aged 18 to 24 on the claimant count is available through the Nomis database in the House of Commons Library. Library staff are ready to assist in accessing the information.