HC Deb 02 March 1939 vol 344 cc1410-1
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.

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
Of the persons who had been on the register for extended periods a proportion will have had one or more short spells of employment, lasting not more than three days each, during such periods.

Corresponding particulars are not available in respect of unemployed persons who are not applicants for benefit or allowances.

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