Employment

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 16th October 2002.

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Photo of Angus MacKay Angus MacKay Labour

Question S1W-30066

To ask the Scottish Executive how many long-term unemployed people there were (a) on 1 April and (b) on average in each year since 1996.

Photo of Iain Gray Iain Gray Labour

(a) Table showing the number of people in April each year for 1996-2002 who were claiming unemployment-related benefits for more than one year.

Number of People Claiming Unemployment-related Benefits for More Than One Year (000)

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April 1996

62.4

April 1997

51.6

April 1998

31.4

April 1999

30.4

April 2000

25.2

April 2001

20.4

April 2002

15.1

(b) Table showing the monthly average number of people during each year 1996-2002 who were claiming unemployment-related benefits for more than one year.

Monthly Average Number of People Claiming Unemployment-related Benefits (000)

Year

1996

60.1

1997

45.7

1998

31.6

1999

29.0

2000

24.1

2001

19.2

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