§ Mr. LAWSON
asked the Minister of Labour, separately, for each week beginning September to the present time, the total number employed and the total unemployed for the same week, giving the increase or decrease of employed and unemployed for each week?
Date. Estimated number of Insured persons in employment.* Increase (+) Decrease (-) as compared with previous month. Number of Insured persons recorded as unemployed (Unemployment Books lodged). Increase (+) Decrease (-) as compared with previous month. 21st September … 9,326,400 -38,700 2,803,522 +65,885 26th October … 9,436,000 +109,600 2,722,911 -80,611 23rd November … 9,510,500 +74,500 2,666,843 -56,088 * The figures have been obtained by deducting from the estimated numbers insured, the numbers recorded as unemployed and those directly involved in trade disputes, together with an allowance of 3½ per cent. of the numbers insured in respect of persons absent from work through sickness and other forms of unrecorded non-employment other than holidays