§ Mr. Dormand
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will state the number of unemployed in the Easington constituency at the latest available date and how this number compares with the national average on a percentage basis.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
At 12th July, the provisional number registered as unemployed in the area covered by the Peter-lee and Wingate employment exchanges was 1,856 and the rate of unemployment was 7.1 per cent. The rate for Great Britain was 3.4 per cent.