HC Deb 06 July 1987 vol 119 c22W
17. Mr. Barry Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will give his estimate of the number of people in full time employment in Wales in 1987, to the latest available date, compared with 1979.

Mr. Peter Walker

Data for male employment do not distinguish between full and part-time workers. The total of full-time and part-time male and full-time female employees in December 1986, the latest available, is estimated to have been 678,000; the corresponding estimate for December 1979 was 865,000. Between June 1979 and June 1986 self employment in Wales increased. by 30,000 to 154,000. Since December 1986 unemployment in Wales has fallen by nearly 11,000.

Sir Raymond Gower

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what were the numbers of notified vacancies in Wales, in south Glamorgan and in the area of the Vale of Glamorgan at the latest convenient date; how those compare with the figures for a year previously.

Mr. Peter Walker

The number of vacancies notified to jobcentres and careers offices in Wales and south Glamorgan on 8 May 1987 and 2 May 1986 are given in the following table. This information is not available on a constituency basis.

Jobcentres Careers Offices Total
8 May 1987
Wales 13,017 336 13,353
South Glamorgan 1,662 87 1,749
2 May 1986
Wales 11,925 129 12,054
South Glamorgan 1,728 41 1,769

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