HC Deb 05 December 1972 vol 847 cc345-6W
28. Mr. John Page

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many unfilled vacancies are currently notified to his Department; and how these compare with the position at the same time last year.

Mr. Dudley Smith

The figures for Great Britain for November 1972 and November 1971 were 220,141 and 148,856, respectively. They relate only to notified vacancies remaining unfilled and do not purport to measure the total unsatisfied demand for labour. The figure for November 1972 is provisional.