HC Deb 26 October 1939 vol 352 c1602W
Mr. Windsor

asked the Minister of Labour whether he can give information as to the total number of men on the unemployed register for each month since January, 1939, with particular relation to those who are normally engaged in dock work?

Mr. E. Brown

The table below shows the number of insured males, aged 16–64, recorded as unemployed in Great Britain at one date in each month from January to September, 1939, in all industries and services combined and in the dock, wharf, etc. (port transport), industry:

Date. Numbers recorded as unemployed (Males aged 16–64.
All Industries and Services. Dock, Wharf &c, (Port Transport) Industry.
16th January 1,551,191 39,552
13th February 1,440,390 40,468
13th March 1,312.459 40,157
17th April 1,239.183 39,0155
15th May 1,125,496 36,160
12th June 1,036,712 33.397
10th July 967,929 31,959
14th August 929,085 32,270
11th September 852,165 36,245

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