HC Deb 04 July 1950 vol 477 cc14-5W
Mr. Morley

asked the Minister of Labour to the nearest convenient date the number of unemployed at Southampton classified according to trades with the percentage of unemployed in each trade.

Mr. Isaacs

The following table shows the numbers of persons registered as unemployed at employment exchanges in Southampton at 12th June, 1950, and those numbers expressed as percentages of the estimated total numbers of employees in the area at July, 1948. Estimates of the total numbers of employees are not yet available for any later date, and the percentage figures must, therefore, be regarded as rough approximations only.

Number Approximate Percentage
Shipbuilding and ship repairing 321 3
Manufacture and repair of aircraft 24 1
Building 88 1
Civil Engineering Contracting 38 3
Sea Transport 133 1
Distributive trades 110 1
National Government Service 29 1
Local government service 26 1
Professional services 36 1
Catering, hotels, etc. 145 4
Laundries and dry cleaning 23 2
All other industries and services 411 1
Total all industries and services 1,384 2