HC Deb 07 March 1940 vol 358 c584W
Mr. R. Gibson

asked the Minister of Labour what was the course of unemployment by trades and industries in the Greenock area, expressed in numbers and percentages, at the last available date in February, 1940, and for the preceding month, respectively?

Mr. E. Brown

The table below shows the numbers of insured persons, aged 16–64, in the principal industries, recorded as unemployed at the Greenock Employment Exchange on 12th February, 1940, and 15th January, 1940, and these numbers expressed as percentages of the estimated numbers insured at July, 1939: