Statistical Telegram. Monthly Statistics of the registered unemployed in the community, October 1980.
Unemployment in the Community continues to increase steadily. At the end of October 1980 it amounted to 7.4 million persons, or 6.7% of the civilian working population, compared with 7.1 million or 6.5% at the end of Septem-ber. For the Community as a whole unemployment has thus risen by 3 percent in the course of the month. Particularly marked increases were recorded in Denmark and Luxembourg (10% or more) as well as in the F.R. of Germany (8%). Between October 1979 and October 1980 the total number of registered unemployed has risen by 1,281,000 persons or by more than 20% in one year. This increase even exceeded 50% in the United Kingdom and in Denmark and was of the order of 34% in the Netherlands and in Ireland. The smallest increases were noted in Luxem-bourg (5.7%), in France (7.1%) and in Italy (8.4%).