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Unemployment (South Cumberland)

Volume 440: debated on Thursday 17 July 1947

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asked the Minister of Labour the total number of unemployed signing the registers at Whitehaven, Cleator Moor and Millom, on the latest available date, showing male and female separately; how many have been unemployed six months and over; how many disabled persons are still signing on and for what periods; and what prospects there are of the unemployed being absorbed in the near future.

The following Table shows the numbers of insured males and females (excluding persons classified as unsuitable for ordinary employment and disabled persons requiring employment under special conditions) registered as unemployed at the Whitehaven, Cleator Moor and Millom Employment Exchanges al 16th June, 1947, and the numbers of such persons who had been continuously on the register for more than six months:These figures include uninsured as well as insured persons, and the figures for males include 31, 29 and 9 respectively, who required employment under special conditions. An analysis according to duration of unemployment is available only in respect of insured unemployed persons on the Disabled Persons Register who were suitable for ordinary employment. The figures for 16th June were as follows:

Numbers of insured persons, suitable for ordinary employment, on the Disabled Persons Register at 16th June, who had been continuously on the Register for the undermentioned periods.
Employment Exchange.Not more than 3 monthsMore than 3 but not more than 6 months.More than 6 but not more than 9 months.More than 9 but not more than 12 months.More than 12 months.Total
Whitehaven411922989180
Cleator Moot1411284075
Millom441110
As regards the last part of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the Debate on the Adjournment on 3rd April, to which, at the moment, there is nothing to add.