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Volume 889: debated on Wednesday 26 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the number unemployed in Pembrokeshire and the percentage rates of unemployment in March 1941, March 1946, March 1951, and March 1956, and at the latest date for which figures are available.

The following table shows the available information. The current series of unemployment statistics started in July 1948. The numbers unemployed and the rates of unemployment for March 1941 and March 1946 relate only to workers covered by unemployment insurance and are not comparable with the figures for March 1951 and later dates. Figures prior to 1955 have been specially compiled.

Number of insured unemployedPercentage rate of unemployment among insured workers
March 19415683·3
March 19463752·3
Number unemployedPercentage rate
March 19516823·3
March 19566222·8
March 19752,8168·8