HC Deb 24 January 1984 vol 52 c486W
26. Mr. Tom Cox

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the number of people at present registered as unemployed in the London borough of Wandsworth and the number of vacancies registered at jobcentres in the borough.

Mr. Alan Clark

On 8 December, the number of unemployed claimants in the area covered by the Balham, Clapham junction and Tooting jobcentres, which corresponds closely to the London borough of Wandsworth, was 15,610.

On 2 December, the number of notified vacancies remaining unfilled at the jobcentres was 571. Vacancies notified to jobcentres are estimated to be about one-third of all vacancies in the country as a whole. The number of vacancies remaining unfilled at a particular date takes no account of the flow of vacancies being notified, filled or withdrawn which would reflect activity more closely.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 December 1983 the number of people placed in jobs by the Balham, Clapham junction and Tooting jobcentres was 6,785. It is estimated that the public employment service accounts for about one in four of all placings.