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Volume 886: debated on Tuesday 11 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the number of unfilled vacancies, and the unemployment percentage, in the Perth and Perthshire areas.

At November 1974, 254 unfilled vacancies were held at employment offices in Perthshire and 277 vacancies were held at the Perth Careers Office, which covers a wider area. The statistics relate only to vacancies notified to employment offices and careers offices and are not a measure of total vacancies. of Command 5879. "Public Expenditure to 1978–79", in the current year and 1975–76 are as follows:—In the same month the rate of unemployment was 2·5 per cent. Owing to industrial action at local offices of the Employment Service Agency, figures for December 1974 and January 1975 are not available.