§ 67. Mr. Diamond
asked the Minister of Labour what is the present ratio, in the Gloucester area, of vacancies for unskilled workers to the unemployed of that category, and of vacancies suitable for workers over 50 years of age to the unemployed in that category; and what were the equivalent ratios a year previously.
§ Mr. Hare
On 18th June, 1962, the ratio of wholly unemployed adults in vacancies in labouring and similar categories in the area was 1:0.05; on 12th June, 1961, it was 1:0.8. The figures do not take account of vacancies in other categories for which unskilled workers might be suitable. It is not possible to say how many of the vacancies were suitable for persons in certain age groups.