§ Mr. E. Brown
The available statistics relate to persons aged 16 to 64 wholly unemployed (i.e. out of a situation), or temporarily stopped (i.e. temporarily suspended from work on the understanding that they are shortly to return to their former employment). Short-time workers not at work on the day of the count are included in the latter category but are not separately distinguished in the statistics. The table below shows the numbers of insured persons recorded as unem- 583W ployed in the textile industries at Dews-bury and Batley at dates in the months in question for which figures are available, distinguishing those wholly unemployed and those temporarily stopped. Figures are not yet available for February, 1938.
— Dewsbury. Batley. 13th September, 1937. Aged 16–64 years. Wholly unemployed 285 284 Temporarily stopped 591 437 15th November, 1937. Aged 16–64 years: Wholly unemployed 463 462 Temporarily stopped 1,588 1,159 13th December, 1937. Aged 16–64 years: Wholly unemployed 591 520 Temporarily stopped 1,790 1,807 17th January, 1938. Aged 16—years: Wholly unemployed 731 710 Temporarily stopped 1,875 1,831