§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the latest official figures for unemployment in the employment offices in the area covered by the Macclesfield constituency; and if he will give a breakdown of the unemployment figures by industrial classification.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
The numbers registered as unemployed are analysed quarterly according to the industry in which the unemployed person last worked and the latest date for which this information is available is 13 November 1980. Figures are given in the following table for the Macclesfield and Congleton employment office areas which together correspond closely to the Macclesfield parliamentary constituency.45W
Standard Industrial Classification, 1968 Number Agriculture, forestry, fishing 39 Mining and quarrying 21 Food, drink and tobacco 31 Coal and petroleum products 4 Chemicals and allied industries 69 Metal manufacture 11 Mechanical engineering 134 Instrument engineering 2 Eletrical engineering 36 Shipbuilding and marine engineering 1 Vehicles 295 Metal goods not elsewhere specified 45 Textiles 241 Leather, leather goods and fur 7 Clothing and footwear 134 Bricks, pottery, glass, cement, etc. 11 Timber, furniture etc. 27 Paper, printing and publishing 121 Other manufacturing industries 46 Construction 299 Gas, electricity and water 14 Transport and communication 120 Distributive trades 240 Insurance, banking, finance and business services 48 Professional and scientific services 175 Miscellaneous services 275 Public administration and defence 82 Not classified by industry (including school leavers) 526 Total 3,054