asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed in the development area of South Wales and in Newport, divided into the most convenient detailed arrangement, on 1st July, 1st August, 1st September, 1st October, 1st November and 1st December.
The most recent dates for which unemployment figures can be given are 16th July and 15th October. The numbers of insured persons registered as unemployed at Employment Exchanges serving the South Wales and Monmouthshire Development area and at Newport, at those dates, were as shown below:
|South Wales and Monmouthshire Development Area|
|16th July||15th October|
|Men aged 18 and under 65||10,268||21,806|
|Boys aged 14 to 17||492||967|
|Women aged 18 and under 60||6,184||23,872|
|Girls aged 14 to 17||651||1,106|
|Men aged 18 and under 65||94||484|
|Boys aged 14 to 17||19||43|
|Women aged 18 and under 60||66||957|
|Girls aged 14 to 17||30||51|
Development Area—2,630 men and 19 women in July, and 2,538 men and II women in October.
Newport—45 men in July and 4G men in October.
asked the Minister of Labour what the latest available figures are for unemployment in the city of Glasgow; what proportion of the insurable population these represent; and how many of them are not ordinarily employable.
At 15th October, 1945, the number of insured persons registered as unemployed at employment exchanges in Glasgow was 12,937 or 3 percent. of the number of unemployment books exchanged at the same offices. The number of men and women on the registers who had been classified as unsuitable for ordinary employment was 1,396. These are not included in the total of 12,937.