§ Mr. David Price
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give the latest figures for unemployment and notified job vacancies in the Southampton travel-to-work area, including Eastleigh, compared with the equivalent figures for each of the last five years, together with his best estimate of the total number of jobs at the same dates; and what percentage were the unemployed to the employed at each date.
§ Mr. John Fraser
The first table below shows the numbers registered as unemployed, the percentage rates of unemployment and the notified unfilled vacancies in the Southampton travel-to-work area, which includes Eastleigh. The vacancy figures relate only to vacancies notified to employment offices and careers offices and are not a measure of total vacancies. Because of possible duplication the two vacancy series should not be added together.
The second table gives estimates of the numbers of employees in employment in the Southampton travel-to-work area, at June each year from 1971 until 1973, the latest date for which the information is available.