§ 47. Mr. John Evans
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the latest figures for unemployment and job vacancies in the North-West region of England.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
At 10 July 283,799 people were registered as unemployed in the North-West region. At 4 July there were 9,789 notified vacancies remaining unfilled at employment offices, and 596 at careers offices. These figures are provisional.
The vacancy statistics relate only to those notified to employment offices and careers offices; vacancies notified to employment offices are estimated to be about one-third of all vacancies in the country as a whole. Because of possible duplication the figures for employment offices and careers offices should not be added together.