§ Mr. Field
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will bring up to date the information on unemployment and long-term unemployment given in his reply of 7 March 1980, Official Report, c. 361–2.
Great Britain (thousands) Married Men† Duration of Unemployment All Males Single Men* No Children All with Children One Child Two Children Three Children Four or more Children All periods 684 370 134 180 55 61 35 28 Over 1 year 168 76 33 58 16 18 12 12 * Includes those with adult or child dependants. † Whether or not receiving an increase for a wife or other adult dependant.
Sources: Five per cent. sample of claimants to unemployment benelit or credits and two per cent. sample of supplementary benefit recipients, from different sample surveys carried out 3 weeks apart in November 1979.