HC Deb 06 July 1920 vol 131 c1257W

Mr. LUNN asked the Minister of Labour what was the number of men of the building trades unemployed in each month of the present year?

Dr. MACNAMARA: The number of persons classified under the building trades claiming Out-of-Work Donation or Unemployment Insurance Benefit at the beginning of each month of the current year is as follows:

2nd January 36,995
6th February 33,796
5th March 24,315
1st April 17,960
7th May 15,836
4th June 16,454
Rather more than one-half of the total in each case were unskilled.

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