HC Deb 01 June 1938 vol 336 cc2068-9W
Mr. Riley

asked the Minister of Labour the percentage of unemployed insured workers at Dewsbury, Batley and Morley, respectively, for April, 1937 and April, 1938?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The following Table shows the percentage rates of unemployment among insured persons, aged 16–64 (exclusive of persons within the agricultural scheme) at Dewsbury, Batley and Morley at 19th April, 1937 and 4th April, 1938:

19th April,1937. 4th April,1938*
Dewsbury 9.1 20.5
Batley 11.8 29.5
Morley 9.0 25.9
* The figures for 4th April, 1938, have been compiled in accordance with the revised procedure for counting the unemployed, introduced in September, 1937, under which persons subsequently found to be in employment at the date of the count are excluded from the figures.

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