HC Deb 29 July 1982 vol 28 c724W
Mr. Gordon Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people came on to the unemployment register in Scotland for each month during the period June 1981 to May 1982.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

[pursuant to his reply, 23 July 1982, c. 313]: The information is set out in the following table:

Numbers joining the unemployment register in Scotland
June 39,920
July 44,040
August 41,146
September 40,578
October 39,227
November 47,674
December 36,404
January 39,750
February 34,080
March 32,504
April 43,964
May 32,581

Note 1: The figures are collected for four and five-week periods between unemployment count dates. They do not cover careers offices and therefore exclude most school leavers. The figures also exclude registrants with Professional and Executive Recruitment.

Note 2: The figures for August and November 1981 and for January and April 1982 relate to five-week months.