HC Deb 11 July 1995 vol 263 cc516-7W
23. Mr. Purchase

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what is the vacancies to unemployed ratio in the Wolverhampton travel-to-work area. [31808]

Mr. Robin Squire

In May 1995, and on the unadjusted basis, there were 15,175 claimants unemployed in the Wolverhampton travel-to-work area and 857 unfilled jobcentre vacancies. The ratio between the two figures is misleading because jobcentre vacancies represent only a proportion of the total vacancies available in the area.