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Volume 927: debated on Wednesday 2 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the full-time job equivalent, assuming a 40-hour week, of the hours of overtime worked in each sector of manufacturing industry at the latest date; and how these figures compare with the numbers of registered unemployed in each sector at a similar date.

Statistics of overtime relate to hours worked by operatives. The unemployment figures cover all workers, including administrative, technical and

Hours of overtime worked by operatives divided by 40: Week ended 14th August 1976Unemployed on 12th August 1976
Food, drink and tobacco48,20038,962
Coal and petroleum products2,1002,270
Chemicals and allied industries18,00016,063
Metal manufacture28,30026,079
Mechanical engineering46,40039,752
Instrument engineering3,9004,661
Electrical engineering19,50030,496
Shipbuilding and marine engineering13,4008,332
Metal goods not elsewhere specified25,50036,651
Leather, leather goods and fur1,4003,552
Clothing and footwear2,20020,994
Bricks, pottery, glass, cement, etc.18,20014,417
Timber, furniture, etc.11,40016,557
Paper, printing and publishing24,90018,570
Other manufacturing industries14,30017,859