§ Mr. Callaghan
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many full-time and part-time jobs were created in the 12 months to September 1988 in the north-west region.
§ Mr. Lee
There are no figures for job gains and job losses.
In the year to September 1988, the civilian work force in employment increased by 5,000 in the north-west region. This includes net increases of 4,000 in female full-time employees in employment, 7,000 in female part-time employees in employment and 1,000 in participants in work-related Government training programmes (who are counted as part time). These increases were offset by a decrease in male employment; however comparable estimates of full and part-time employment are not available for male employees in employment or the self-employed.