§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the number unemployed in Pembrokeshire and the percentage rates of unemployment in March 1941, March 1946, March 1951, and March 1956, and at the latest date for which figures are available.
§ Mr. John Fraser
The following table shows the available information. The current series of unemployment statistics started in July 1948. The numbers unemployed and the rates of unemployment for March 1941 and March 1946 relate only to workers covered by unemployment insurance and are not comparable with the figures for March 1951 and later dates. Figures prior to 1955 have been specially compiled.
UNEMPLOYED: EMPLOYMENT OFFICE AREAS IN PEMBROKESHIRE Number of insured unemployed Percentage rate of unemployment among insured workers March 1941 … 568 3.3 March 1946 … 375 2.3 Number unemployed Percentage rate March 1951 … 682 3.3 March 1956 … 622 2.8 March 1975 … 2,816 8.8