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East And West Ridings

Volume 437: debated on Tuesday 20 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Labour if he will give a schedule show- ing the number of unemployed in the main industries of the East and West Ridings of Yorkshire, showing separately unemployment due to fuel shortage and comparative figures for March and April.

The following table shows the numbers of insured persons registered as unemployed in the East and West Ridings Region at 10th March and 14th April. Separate figures of unemployment due to the fuel shortage are not available.

Industry10th March.14th April.
Steel Melting and Iron Puddling, etc.2,9541,445
Engineering, etc3,4192,378
Construction and Repair of Motor Vehicles, Cycles and Aircraft.14951203
Shipbuilding and Ship-repairing.389516
Railway Service710531
Woolen and Worsted25,2689,704
Textile Bleaching, Printing, etc.4,0492,334
Civil Engineering Construction.1,469602
Distributive Trades2,6902,202
Hotel, Boarding House, Catering, etc., Service.975830
National Government Service.1,6551,242
Local Government Service1,129917
All other industries and Services.22,22012,090
TOTAL, all industries and services.82,67039,777
At 10th March some of the workpeople who were stood off from employment owing to the fuel crisis were receiving wages under guaranteed week and other arrangements and consequently did not register as unemployed. The estimated number in the East and West Ridings was approximately 10,000.