§ 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 numbers 1981 June 39,920 July 44,040 August 41,146 September 40,578 October 39,227 November 47,674 December 36,404 1982 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.