HC Deb 24 May 1993 vol 225 cc464-5W
Mr. Hain

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what are the latest percentage and actual figures for(a) England and (b) the United Kingdom for (i) all adults and (ii) males aged 16 years or over recorded as economically inactive.

Mr. McLoughlin

[holding answer 21 May 1993]: The latest estimates from the labour force survey—not seasonally adjusted—are given in the table:

Labour Force Survey
Adults Men
England, Autumn 1992
Total aged 16 and over 37,821 18,280
Economically inactive 13,841 4,763
36.6 per cent. 26.1 per cent.
United Kingdom, Spring 1992
Total aged 16 and over 45,205 21,809
Economically inactive 16,801 5,733
37.2 per cent. 26.3 per cent.

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