HC Deb 22 April 1975 vol 890 c262W
Mr. Woof

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the number of male and female employees registered as industrial workers in the North-East, and the number unemployed for each of the last five years.

Mr. John Fraser

The following table shows the available information. The statistics of employees in employment are from the annual censuses of employment which are made in June each year. The most recent census figures are for June 1973.

twice a year, in January and July, but the count due in January 1975 was not made due to industrial action at local offices of the Employment Service Agency. However, special counts are made each month of the numbers of school leavers under age 18 who are unemployed, and the figure for March 1975 for the North-East was 475.