HC Deb 07 May 1925 vol 183 c1164W

asked the Minister of Labour the number of young women from the ages of 16 to 30 drawing unemployment benefit at the present time?


Statistics are not regularly compiled as to the ages of claimants to unemployment benefit, but the results of a special analysis made in November, 1924, in respect of 1 per cent. of the claimants to benefit at that date show that 66. 1 per cent. of the female claimants were in the age group 16 to 29 years inclusive. On this basis the number in this age group at the present time would be about 137, 700.