§ Mr. Golding
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people registered as unemployed there were in Newcastle-under-Lyme at 9 April 1981; how that number compares with the figures for April 1979 and 1980; and what was the number of outstanding vacancies.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
The following table gives the numbers registered as unemployed in the Necastle-under-Lyme employment office area at the dates specified. It also gives the numbers of notified vacancies remaining unfilled at the employment office and careers office. 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. The number of vacancies unfilled on a particular date takes no account of the flow of vacancies being notified, filled, or withdrawn during the preceding month, which may reflect activity more closely.
Unemployed Vacancies At employment office At careers office April 1979 1,680 201 22 April1980 2,147 201 27 April 1981 (provisional) 4,005 50 3
The numbers of vacancies filled during the period 7 March to 3 April 1981 were 146 at the employment office and 32 at the careers office.