§ 23. Mr. T. Smith
asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed registered at Barnsley at the latest available date, and the comparable figures for each of the last five months in 1937?
§ Mr. E. Brown
As the reply includes a table of figures, I will, if I may, circulate a statement in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the statement:
§ Table showing the total numbers of persons aged 14 and over registered as unemployed at the Barnsley Employment Exchange and Juvenile Employment Bureau at the dates stated.
|17th January, 1938||…||…||7,264|
|13th December, 1937||…||…||6,647|
|35th November, 1937||…||…||6,560|
|18th October, 1937||…||…||6,723|
|13th September, 1937:|
|23rd August, 1937||…||…||8,193|
|* The method of counting the unemployed was revised in September, 1937. Under the revised procedure persons subsequently found to be in employment at the date of the count are excluded from the figures.|