HC Deb 29 January 1957 vol 563 c137W
7. Mr. Moss

asked the Minister of Labour to state the latest figures of unemployment and short-time working in the Midlands and indicate the relationship between workers seeking jobs and jobs available.

Mr. Iain Macleod

On 10th December, 1956, 18,600 workers in the Midland Region were registered as wholly unemployed. In the week ended 19th January, 1957, 37,000 were estimated to be working short-time in manufacturing industries. On 12th December, 1956, there were 24,000 unfilled vacancies notified to exchanges in the region.