HC Deb 29 March 1956 vol 550 cc225-6W
27. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Labour to what extent unemployment or short time among furniture workers and cabinet makers employed in the Borough of Leyton and the vicinity, has increased during the past month, three months, and twelve months, respectively; and for how long these workers are unemployed on the average.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The numbers of workers in the furniture industry who were registered as unemployed at the Leyton and Walthamstow Employment Exchanges on the dates in question are as follows:

Wholly unemployed Temporarily stopped
12th March, 1956 137 124
13th February, 1956 76 133
12th December, 1955 29 2
14th March, 1955 38 72

Information is not available about the average length of time for which these workers were unemployed. There has also been a substantial increase in short-time working since the unemployment count on 12th March.

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