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Construction Workers

Volume 885: debated on Wednesday 5 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what the latest figures are for the number of unemployed construction workers; and what percentage is concentrated in the private house building sector.

At 11th November 1974, 111,709 of those unemployed in Great Britain last worked in construction. The figures for a small number of offices are estimated. The statistics do not identify the percentage who were in the private house building sector. Owing to industrial action at local offices of the Employment Service Agency, comparable figures for later dates are not available.