HC Deb 07 July 1960 vol 626 c47W
2. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what reduction has lately been achieved in unemployment in Nairobi.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The only reliable figures for unemployment in Nairobi are those provided by the Employment Service and, since not all work-seekers register, it cannot give an accurate return of unemployed. These figures show however that at the end of February, the number of registered unemployed of all races in Nairobi reached a peak of 7,452. By the end of June, this figure had dropped to 2,560, and during the same period nearly 1,175 work-seekers were founds jobs by the Nairobi Employment Office.

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