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Volume 155: debated on Monday 12 June 1922

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asked the Minister of Labour the total number of men and women unemployed for the last week for which returns are available, and the amount paid in benefit?

On the 29th May there were on the live registers of Employment Exchanges in Great Britain 1,204,300 men and 188,200 women, compared with 1,293,575 men and 231,724 women on 1st May. Some part of this decrease, though probably not a large part, arises from the temporary exhaustion of benefit. The total amount paid in unemployment benefit during the week ended the 27th May was about £690,000.