§ Mr. McMahon
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what proportion of those males and females currently unemployed have been unemployed for (a) more than six months, (b) more than 12 months and (c) more than 18 months.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
The following table gives the proportions of unemployed males and females in the United Kingdom who at 15 January, the latest date for which a duration analysis is available, had been on the register for the lengths of time specified.
Percentage of all unemployed males females Over 26 and up to 52 weeks 19.1 22.0 Over 52 and up to 78 weeks 7.4 6.1 Over 78 weeks 13.4 7.8