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Volume 477: debated on Tuesday 4 July 1950

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asked the Minister of Labour to the nearest convenient date the number of unemployed at Southampton classified according to trades with the percentage of unemployed in each trade.

The following table shows the numbers of persons registered as unemployed at employment exchanges in Southampton at 12th June, 1950, and those numbers expressed as percentages of the estimated total numbers of employees in the area at July, 1948. Estimates of the total numbers of employees are not yet available for any later date, and the percentage figures must, therefore, be regarded as rough approximations only.

NumberApproximate Percentage
Shipbuilding and ship repairing3213
Manufacture and repair of aircraft241
Civil Engineering Contracting383
Sea Transport1331
Distributive trades1101
National Government Service291
Local government service261
Professional services361
Catering, hotels, etc.1454
Laundries and dry cleaning232
All other industries and services4111
Total all industries and services1,3842