§ Mr. Alison
At 14 January, the provisional number of people registered as unemployed in the Coventry travel-to-work area was 38,873.
At 8 January, the numbers of notified vacancies remaining unfilled at employment offices and careers offices in the Coventry travel-to-work area were 536 and 137, respectively. 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number of vacancies unfilled at a particular date takes no account of the flow of vacancies being notified, filled or withdrawn which would reflect activity more closely.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 twelve months period to December 1981, 8,090 people were placed in jobs by employment offices and 1,306 by careers offices in the Coventry travel-to-work area. It is estimated that the public employment service accounts for about one in four of all placings.