§ Mr. John Fraser
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people are registered as unemployed in Lambeth; if he will distinguish between male and female and between those under 25 years and those over 25 years; how many in each group are black; and what were the comparable unemployment figures a year ago.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
[pursuant to his reply, 13 July 1981]: In the following table,.information is given for the area covered by the Brixton, Streatham, Stockwell and West Norwood employment offices, which closely corresponds to the London borough of Lambeth. The total numbers registered as unemployed are counted each 57W month, but an age analysis of these figures is made quarterly and the latest is for April. There are no statistics relating specifically to unemployed black people but information is available quarterly, the latest being for May, of the numbers unemployed who were born in, or whose parents were born in, the New Commonwealth and Pakistan. These figures are analysed by age in February. The information given for each category specified is for the latest date in 1981 and for the corresponding month in 1980.
1980 1981 Male Female All Male Female All Total unemployed (June) 6,213 2,129 8,342 10,449 3,611 14,060 Unemployed aged under 25 years (April) 2,072 1,032 3,104 3,451 1,790 5,241 Unemployed aged 25 years and over (April) 3,797 935 4,732 6,088 1,516 7,604 Unemployed ethnic minority group workers (May) 1,169 435 1,604 1,950 650 2,600 Unemployed ethnic minority group workers aged under 25 years (February) 506 218 724 764 367 1,131 Unemployed ethnic minority group workers aged 25 years and over (February) 630 166 796 957 237 1,194