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Volume 237: debated on Thursday 3 April 1930

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represents an unemployment percentage of about 7 per cent. The following table shows separate for each month the number of men at the centre who were included.

of registered unemployed in the Newcastle-on-Tyne area on 24th March last; and what was the number on the corresponding day in the year 1929?

At 24th March, 1930, there were 20,188 persons on the registers of Employment Exchanges in the Newcastle-on-Tyne area, as compared with 17,708 at 25th March, 1929.