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26/01/1982 UK unemployment tops three million, first time since 30's


Conservative Party - Unemployment - Recession - 1982


Being unemployed in the 1980s

Most of these jobs had been lost in the heavy industry sector which was particularly severe in Scotland, Northern Ireland, the north of England, and in South Wales. For many young people, it was impossible to find work. The level of unemployment in the UK was almost the highest in Europe.
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