HC Deb 03 August 1976 vol 916 c765W
Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the average rate of unemployment in Great Britain in the periods November 1951 to October 1964, November 1964 to June 1970, July 1970 to February 1974 and March 1974 to the present time.

Mr. Golding

The following table is based on the seasonally adjusted rates of unemployment, which exclude school-leavers.

Average of the monthly rates of unemployment for Great Britain
Per cent.
November 1951 to October 1964 1.5
November 1964 to June 1970 1.9
July 1970 to February 1974 3.0
March 1974 to July 1976* 3.9
*Excluding December 1974, for which information is not available owing to industrial action at local offices of the Employment Service Agency.

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