HC Deb 01 April 1976 vol 908 cc545-6W
Mr. Lawson

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish in the Official Report a list showing the numbers and percentage unemployed in each category of the standard industrial classification, arranged in descending order of percentages.

Orders of the Standard Industrial Classification, 1968 Numbers Unemployed Percentage
XX Construction 221,742 16.0
XIV Leatner, leather goods and fur 3,604 8.3
XXVI Miscellaneous services 139,182 6.5
XII Metal goods not elsewhere specified 38,044 6.4
I Agriculture, forestry, fishing 24,394 5.9
IV Coal and petroleum products 2,281 5.6
III Food, drink and tobacco 40,119 5.3
XVII Timber, furniture, etc. 14,644 5.2
XIX Other manufacturing industries 18,084 5.1
VI Metal manufacture 25,948 5.0
XIII Textiles 27,734 5.0
X Shipbuilding and marine engineering 8,844 4.9
XV Clothing and footwear 20,199 4.9
II Mining and quarrying 17,485 4.8
XVI Bricks, pottery, glass, cement, etc 14,162 4.7
XXIII Distributive trades 128,816 4.7
VII Mechanical engineering 42,168 4.3
XXII Transport and communication 64,441 4.3
XI Vehicles 30,430 3.8
V Chemicals and allied industries 15,979 3.6
IX Electrical engineering 30,1083.6
XXVII Public administration and defence 56,815 3.6
XVIII Paper, printing and publishing 20,050 3.4
VIII Instrument engineering 4,725 2.9
XXIV Insurance, banking, finance and business services 28,589 2.6
XXI Gas, electricity and water 8,724 2.5
XXV Professional and scientific services 41,190 1.2

each year and are therefore affected by the timing of changes in rates of pay relative to this date. The estimates are based on analyses by industry for full-time manual men, aged 21 and over, in Great Britain whose pay for the survey reference period was not affected by absence. They relate to gross weekly earnings. For agricultural workers whose employers provided accommodation, meals etc. for which reckonable values for pay purposes are laid down in wages regulation orders, the earnings include such reckonable values; otherwise the value of benefits in kind is not included.

Mr. Booth

The numbers unemployed are analysed according to the industry in which they last worked. Those unemployed at February 1976 have been expressed as percentages of the total numbers of employees, including the unemployed, at June 1974, the latest date for which firm estimates are available. The following information is for Great Britain:

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