§ 3. Mr. Windsor
asked the Minister of Labour the total number of unemployed in Hull at the last available date; and how many of these have been unemployed for three months, six months, nine months, one year, two years, or more?
§ Mr. E. Brown
As the reply includes a number of figures, I will, if I may, circulate it in the Official Report.
§ Following is the reply:
§ At 16th January, 1939, there were 17,940 unemployed persons aged 14 and over on the registers of the Hull Employment Exchange, including 16,281 aged 16 to 64 who were applicants for benefit or unemployment allowances.1411
§ An analysis of these applicants according to the length of the current spell of unemployment is given below:
|Less than three months||10,919|
|Three months but less than six months||1,697|
|Six months but less than nine months||657|
|Nine months but less than 12 months||476|
|One year but less than two years||1,095|
|Two years or more||1,437|
§ Corresponding particulars are not available in respect of unemployed persons who are not applicants for benefit or allowances.