§ 10. Mr. Hooley
asked the Minister of Labour what were the numbers of unemployed persons in Sheffield during July, August and September, 1966, the percentage of the insured workers in Sheffield which these numbers represent, and the comparable numbers for July, August and September, 1965.
§ Mrs. Shirley Williams
As the reply consists of a table of figures, I will with permission circulate it in the Official Report.
§ Mr. Hooley
Would my hon. Friend say what special steps are being taken by her Department for the retraining and redeployment of men in Sheffield who have been made redundant by the present measures?
§ Mrs. Williams
The figures show that unemployment in Sheffield is still far be low the national average. There are 8 good reasons to believe that prospects are good for almost all types of workers in the area.
§ Following is the information:
|TOTAL NUMBERS REGISTERED AS UNEMPLOYED AND PERCENTAGE RATES OF UNEMPLOYMENT AT EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGES AND YOUTH EMPLOYMENT OFFICES AT SHEFFIELD, INCLUDING ATTERCLIFFE AND WOODHOUSE|
|Numbers Unemployed||Percentage rate|
|12th September, 1966||…||2,597||1.0|
|8th August, 1966||…||2,084||0.8|
|11th July, 1966||…||2,138||0.8|
|13th September, 1965||…||1,904||0.7|
|9th August, 1965||…||2,027||0.7|
|12th July, 1965||…||1,748||0.6|