HC Deb 24 March 1930 vol 237 c42W

Total number of persons, aged 16 to 64 years, insured against unemployment, classified as belonging to the silk and artificial silk industry at 1st July of each year, and numbers recorded as unemployed at the end of June:

Year. Numbers insured at 1st July. Numbers Unemployed at end of June. Differences.
1925 45,620 2.870 42,750
1926 49,440 5,470 43,970
1927 53,550 3,170 50,380
1928 69,770 3,406 66,364
1929 73,480 5,907 67,573

These figures include. in addition to workers engaged in the production of artificial silk yarn, workers employed by firms whose principal business consists in the weaving of artificial silk, or the throwing, spinning or weaving of natural silk. Statistics of the numbers insured at dates subsequent to 1st July, 1929, are not available.

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