§ 23. Mr. Butcher
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the number of job vacancies available in England and Wales on the most recent date for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
At 8 February the numbers of notified vacancies remaining 173W unfilled at employment offices and careers offices were 160, 168 and 17,317, respectively.
The 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.