HC Deb 07 March 1963 vol 673 cc93-4W
Sir W. Robson Brown

asked the Minister of Labour if he will give the total numbers in Great Britain of persons unemployed for 12 months or more, for six to 12 months, for three to six months, for less than three months, and for one week, respectively; and if he will state the total number on short time, in particular those working for three days or less a week.

Mr. Hare

The following table gives the latest available information:

Wholly unemployed at 14th January, 1963
Duration Number
Over 52 weeks 64,865
Over 26 and up to 52 weeks 63,153
Over 13 and up to 26 weeks 96,645
Over 1 week and up to 13 weeks 324,605
1 week or less 79,760

Statistics of short-time working are collected on a different basis. In the week ending 19th January, 1963, the estimated number of operatives on short-time in manufacturing industry was 156.600, of whom 12,600 were stood off for the whole week. A more detailed analysis of the amount of time lost is not available.