§ Mr. Golding
Precise figures on changes of employment are not available. However, information from the General Household Survey indicates that the number of persons changing their employer in Great Britain during 1973 was just over 3 million. Many of these persons change their employer more than once. The numbers unemployed are analysed at quarterly intervals according to the length of their current spell of registration. The following table shows for170W
on the basis of foreign exchange rates prevailing in October 1974.
Great Britain the numbers registered for more than 26 weeks at each count date:
January 19733 287,619 April 1973 273,582 July 1973 229,720 October 1973 204,620 January 1974 * April 1974 203,481 July 1974 193,312 October 1974 199,722 January 1975 * April 1975 248,895 July 1975 275,493 October 1975 315,727 *Figures are not available for January 1974 because of the energy crisis and for January 1975 because of industrial action at local offices of the Employment Services Agency.