HC Deb 21 December 1982 vol 34 cc442-3W
46. Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people are unemployed in Kirkby; and how many vacancies there are.

Mr. Alison

At 11 November, the number of unemployed claimants in the Kirkby jobcentre area was 7,739.

At 5 November, the number of notified vacancies remaining unfilled at the Kirkby jobcentre was 63; vacancies notified to jobcentres are estimated to be about one-third of all vacancies in the country as a whole. The number of vacancies unfilled at a particular date takes no account of the flow of vacancies being notified, filled or withdrawn which would reflect activity more closely. For example, during the 12-month period to September 1982, 957 people were placed in jobs by the Kirkby jobcentre. It is estimated that the public employment service accounts for about one in four of all placings.