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Labour Distribution (Manufacturing And Services)

Volume 927: debated on Monday 7 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is his estimate of the proportion of the working population engaged in service industries and in manufacturing industries, respectively, in 1976 and the equivalent figures in 1964 and 1970.

Following are estimates of the proportions of the working population of Great Britain in employment in the service and manufacturing industries:

Service industries Per cent.Manufacturing industries Per cent.
June 196448·033·9
June 197050·233·5
June 197653·6*28·5*
* Provisional

centage rise or fall in the level of unemployment, in each of the last 12 months compared with the previous 12 months in the United Kingdom and in the other eight EEC countries.

The percentage rise (+) or fall (-) in the total unemployed, in each of the last 12 months over the previous 12-months period in the United Kingdom and in the other eight EEC countries is given in the following table:Manufacturing and service industries comprise order groups III to XIX, and XXII to XXVII respectively of the Standard Industrial Classification (1968).The working population consists of employees in employment, employers and the self-employed, the Armed Forces and the registered unemployed, excluding adult students.