§ 75. Mr. Gwynfor Evans
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she will make a statement on the latest figures for unemployment in Wales.200W
§ Mr. Fernyhough
On 14th October, 1968, there were 38,872 persons including 29,941 men, registered as unemployed in Wales, including 239 temporarily stopped; this represented an unemployment rate of 3.9 per cent. Although this shows a slight improvement on the position a year ago, the level of unemployment is still a matter of serious concern and it is hoped that the various measures which the Government has taken will bring about a reduction.