HC Deb 09 December 1971 vol 827 cc343-4W
31. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the latest unemployment figures for Dorset for men and women, respectively, in percentage terms, and the total figure of unfilled vacancies, skilled and unskilled.

Mr. Dudley Smith

At November, 1971, the rates of unemployment for Dorset, excluding Poole, were 5.6 for males and 2.2 for females. There were 514 notified vacancies remaining unfilled, but this figure does not purport to measure the total unsatisfied demand for labour in the county. Unemployment and vacancy figures cannot be split precisely into the two groups of skilled and unskilled but the following is the available information for September, the date of the last detailed occupational analysis:

Mr. Bryan

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State and my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State and I have received a total of eight deputations.

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