HC Deb 13 February 1930 vol 235 c642W

asked the Minister of Labour whether she can give an estimated figure of the number of insured persons who were in employment in Great Britain on 30th November, 1928, and 30th November, 1929?


At 25th November, 1929, the estimated number of insured persons aged 16 to 64, in employment in Great Britain was 10,173,000 (provisional figure) as compared with 9,926,900 at 26th November, 1928. In arriving at these estimates allowance has been made for the numbers unemployed and the numbers directly involved in trade disputes and a deduction of 3½ per cent. has been made in respect of sickness and other forms of unrecorded non-employment other than temporary holidays.