§ 30. Mr. Crouch
asked the Minister of Labour the number of men and women on his employment register in Dorset; the number of each sex unemployed; and the number of each employed in the various trades and occupations recognised by his Department.
§ Sir W. Monckton
As the reply includes a table of figures, I will, if I may, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Mr. Crouch
May I ask my right hon. and learned Friend how the figures of employment bear comparison with the rest of the country; and can he give an indication of which trade or occupation most people in the country are engaged in?
§ Sir W. Monckton
I think that it would be preferable for my hon. Friend to look at the substantial table of figures. I should not like to make a comparison.
§ Following is the reply:
§ Estimates of the total number of employees in local areas are available only for the end of May of each year, but statistics of unem-
|ESTIMATED TOTAL NUMBERS OF EMPLOYEES (EMPLOYED AND UNEMPLOYED) IN DORSETSHIRE AT END-MAY, 1954, AND THE NUMBERS REGISTERED AS UNEMPLOYED AT EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGES IN THAT COUNTY AT 13TH JUNE, 1955|
|Industry||Estimated total numbers of employees (employed and unemployed) at end-May 1954||Numbers of unemployed persons on the register of the employment exchanges at 13th June, 1955|
|Agriculture and horticulture||8,160||980||9,140||26||3||29|
|Building and civil engineering contracting||8,040||150||8,190||54||2||56|
|Catering, hotels, etc||1,030||3,710||4,740||12||37||49|
|Private domestic service||800||3,930||4,730||14||22||36|
|Local government service||3,010||940||3,950||23||5||28|
|Non-metalliferous mining products||2,620||390||3,010||12||2||14|
|Motor repairers and garages||2,160||210||2,370||4||—||4|
|Shipbuilding and ship repairing||1,220||50||1,270||2||—||2|
|Insurance, banking and finance||810||380||1,190||8||2||10|
|Manufacture of parts, etc., for motor vehicles and aircraft||1,010||150||1,160||—||—||—|
|Tramway and omnibus service||990||110||1,100||1||—||1|
|All other industries and services||13,320||5,980||19,300||171||83||254|
|Total, all industries and services||58,930||28,160||87,090||408||209||617|