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Volume 934: debated on Wednesday 29 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the number and percentage of unemployed persons registered with the Staines employment office; and how these figures are divided between the various employment categories.

At 9th June, 1,109 people—864 males and 245 females—were registered as unemployed in the area covered by the Staines employment office. Staines is a part of the Greater London travel-to-work area and unemployment rates are calculated only for the whole of this area and not separately for its constituent parts. At 9th June the provisional rate was 4 per cent.The following table gives an industrial analysis of the number unemployed in Staines at 12th May. The analysis is based on the industry in which the unemployed last worked.

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Mining and Quarrying21
Food, Drink and Tobacco13
Coal and Petroleum Products22
Chemicals and Allied Industries10
Mechanical Engineering38
Instrument Engineering5
Electrical Engineering21
Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering4
Metal Goods not elsewhere specified36
Textiles, Leather, Clothing and Footwear6
Bricks, Pottery, Glass, Cement, etc.6
Timber, Furniture, etc.3
Paper, Printing and Publishing7
Other Manufacturing Industries18
Gas, Electricity and Water3
Transport and Communication175
Distributive Trades103
Insurance, Banking, Finance and Business Services52
Professional and Scientific Services35
Miscellaneous Services144
Public Administration and Defence60
Not classified by Industry112
All Industries and Services1,042