HC Deb 08 May 1959 vol 605 c80W
Mr. Bottomley

asked the Minister of Labour what was the registered labour force in the Medway towns for the month of March, 1958, and the months of February, March and April, 1959.

Mr. lain Macleod

Statistics of the total numbers of employees in local areas are available for the end of May only in each year. At end-May, 1958, the total numbers of employees in the area of the Chatham Employment Exchange were about 47,370 males and 19,390 females. The numbers registered as unemployed at that Employment Exchange and the Medway Youth Employment Office were as follows:

Males Females Total
17th March, 1958 549 431 980
9th February, 1959 1,020 491 1,511
9th March,1959 886 443 1,329
13th April, 1959 891 522 1,413

The Chatham Employment Exchange covers Gillingham and Rochester as well as Chatham.