HC Deb 19 January 1981 vol 997 cc44-5W
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.

Standard Industrial Classification, 1968
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