§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many construction workers are unemployed in Wales at the latest date for which data is available; and what proportion of those registered for employment in construction the total represents.
§ Mr. Golding
At August 1976, the latest date for which an industrial analysis is available, 15,182 people who last worked in the construction industry were registered as unemployed in Wales, representing an unemployment rate of 19.3 per cent. for the industry.
Industrial analyses of the numbers unemployed are normally made quarterly but the count due in November 1976 was incomplete because of industrial action by some staff in the Department of Employment group.