§ Mr. Allan Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what proportion of (a) unemployed males 370W and (b) unemployed females in the Bootle travel-to-work area had been out of work for over (i) a year, and (ii) two years and (iii) three years at the latest available date.
§ Mr. Alison
The following is the information for the Bootle jobcentre area at October 1982, the latest date for which an analysis by duration of unemployment is available. The figures are on the registration basis of the unemployment count.
Duration in weeks Proportion of all registered unemployed males Proportion of all registered unemployed females Per cent. Per cent. Unemployed for over 52 and up to 104 weeks 22.7 17.0 Unemployed for over 104 and up to 156 weeks 12.2 7.0 Unemployed for over 156 weeks 15.5 8.7