§ Mr. Ford
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she will state to the nearest convenient date the proportion of the total unemployment figure represented by able-bodied males available for employment between the ages of 18 and 55 years, and between 18 and 45 years, respectively, in each case dividing the numbers between the categories temporarily stopped and long-term unemployed.
§ Mr. Dell:
Age analyses of the registered wholly unemployed (except casual 174W workers) are made for January and July each year. Corresponding analyses are not made for those temporarily stopped. At 12th January, 1970, 628,325 persons (males and females) were registered as unemployed. Of these, the numbers of males registered as wholly unemployed, excluding registered disabled persons, in the age ranges 18 and under 55, and 18 and under 45, were 328,158 (52.2per cent.) and 265,081 (42.2 per cent.), respectively. The following table shows duration analyses of the numbers in these age ranges:
DURATION ANALYSES OF WHOLLY UNEMPLOYED MALES (EXCEPT REGISTERED DISABLED PERSONS) AT JANUARY, 1970 Over 13 weeks Over 26 weeks Over 52 weeks All Aged 18–54 Numbers 108,845 56,917 27,568 328,158 Per cent 33.2 17.3 8.4 100 Aged 18–44 Numbers 80,172 38,906 17,134 265,081 Per cent 30.2 14.7 6.5 100