§ Sir R. Cary
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many building workers were unemployed in Manchester at the latest convenient date; how many of them were craftsmen; and how many unfilled vacancies exist.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
The following table shows an occupational analysis of the numbers of men registered as wholly unemployed who last worked in the construction industry and of the numbers of 229W notified vacancies for men remaining unfilled in that industry:
AT MARCH, 1972, NUMBERS OF MEN REGISTERED AS WHOLLY UNEMPLOYED AT THE MANCHESTER, LEVENSHULME, NEWTON HEATH, OPENSHAW, WITHINGTON AND WYTHENSHAW EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGES WHO LAST WORKED IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ANALYSED ACCORDING TO THE OCCUPATION FOR WHICH THEY WERE REGISTERED, AND NOTIFIED VACANCIES FOR MEN REMAINING UNFILLED IN THE INDUSTRY Wholly Unemployed Vacancies Unfilled Carpenter, joiner, shutterer 110 12 Bricklayer 32 11 Mason, stone carver 1 — Slater, tiler, thatcher, etc. 30 — Plasterer 12 — Floor and wall tiler, etc. 18 — Painter, decorator, sign writer 308 4 Plumber, gas fitter, etc. 128 3 Glazier 5 — Paviour, road etc. surface layer 36 — Steel erector, sheeter 38 1 Electrician, cable jointer, linesman 103 — Mechanical handling plant, etc., operator 52 — Erector, millwright, maintenance fitter 27 — All other occupations 1,956 30 Total, all occupations 2,856 61
The vacancy statistics relate only to notified vacancies remaining unfilled and do not purport to measure the total unsatisfied demand for labour.