HC Deb 22 January 1931 vol 247 c371W

asked the Minister of Labour the latest reliable statistics on unemployment in Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Holland, Poland, the United States, Canada and Australia, respectively?


The latest available statistics of unemployment in the countries named, with the exception of Poland and Australia, are given on page 32 of the current issue of the Ministry of Labour Gazette, a copy of which I am sending to the hon. Member. In Poland, the number of unemployed registered at the Employment Exchanges on 29th November, 1930, was 211,918. In Australia, of the members of trade unions in respect of which information is available, 20.5 per cent. were reported as unemployed for three days or more in one week during the third quarter of 1930. I have no later figures for either of these two countries.