Unemployment Statistics

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th April 1983.

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Photo of Mr Norman Tebbit Mr Norman Tebbit , Waltham Forest Chingford 12:00 am, 12th April 1983

At 10 March the number of unemployed claimants in the United Kingdom was 3,172,390. That was a slight fall from the February figure. The seasonally adjusted figures show an increase in unemployment over that month, but job vacancies have slightly improved.