HC Deb 03 December 1958 vol 596 cc132-3W
58. Mr. V. Yates

asked the Minister of Labour how many of the present unemployed in the Birmingham area have been unemployed for more than six months, and 12 months, respectively, as compared with the corresponding figures for the previous year; and what steps are being taken to obtain employment for those who have been unemployed for such long periods.

Mr. Wood

Detailed analyses according to duration of unemployment are not available for any date later than 15th September. At that date there were 1,256 persons on the registers of employment exchanges in Birmingham who had been continuously on the registers for 6 to 12 months and 443 for more than 12 months. The corresponding figures in September, 1957, were 480 and 251, respectively. My local officers are continuing to do everything possible to submit those without jobs to suitable vacancies.

59. Mr. V. Yates

asked the Minister of Labour how many adults are wholly unemployed in the Birmingham area; and how these figures compare with the number of adult vacancies at present unfilled al the latest available date.

Mr. Wood

At 17th November there were 7,399 men and 2,582 women aged 18 and over registered as wholly unemployed at employment exchanges in Birmingham, and the numbers of notified vacancies remaining unfilled at those exchanges were about 1,300 and 750 respectively.

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