HC Deb 07 February 1957 vol 564 cc79-80W
86. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Minister of Labour the present figure of unemployment in Dundee; what percentage change this represents compared with the same period a year ago; and in which trades the changes in unemployment have taken place.

Mr. Iain Macleod

3,024 at 14th January, 1957, an increase of 22 per cent. compared with 16th January, 1956. The industries showing the largest increases were printing, engineering, batteries and accumulators, distribution, preserving of fruit and vegetables and jute. There was a reduction in the ship-building and ship-repairing industry.

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