HC Deb 30 July 1976 vol 916 cc488-9W
Mr. Woof

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the average number of insured workers registering each week as wholly unemployed in each year from 1974 to 30th June 1976, inclusive.

Mr. Golding

Figures are available of the numbers who newly registered, insured and uninsured, at local offices of the Employment Service Agency. No comparable data are available for registrations at careers offices who deal mainly with school leavers and other young people.

The weekly average number of workers who newly joined the register was 73,300 in 1974, 87,600 in 1975 and 81,100 in the six months ending on 10th June 1976, the latest date for which information is available. No data were available for the period from 12th November 1974 to 10th March 1975 owing to industrial action at local offices of the ESA. The averages are based on the period for which the data were available.