HC Deb 05 March 1982 vol 19 c257W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the number of unemployed skilled workers, the number of vacancies for such workers, and the breakdown available by industrial sector or occupation.

Mr. Alison

The precise information is not available as there is no comprehensive analysis of the unemployed or of vacancies by skill categories. An analysis by occupational groups was published in table 2.12 of the labour market data section of the February 1982 issue ofEmployment Gazette, in respect of December 1981, the latest date available.