HC Deb 25 March 1971 vol 814 cc175-6W
64. Mr. John Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the latest figures of unemployed and vacancies in the Exeter district, together with the equivalent statistics of a year earlier.

Mr. Dudley Smith

In the area covered by the Exeter and Exmouth employment exchanges there were at March, 1971, 2,066 people registered as wholly unemployed and 733 vacancies remaining unfilled. The corresponding figures for March, 1970, were 2,040 and 807. The vacancy statistics relate only to notified vacancies remaining unfilled and do not purport to measure the total unsatisfied demand for labour. The figures for March 1971, are provisional.