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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 Camberley employment office; and how these figures are divided between the various employment categories.

At 9th June, 1,098 people—797 males and 301 females—were registered as unemployed in the area covered by the Camberley employment office. Camberley is a part of the Weybridge travel-to-work area, which comprises the Weybridge, Camberley and Woking employment office areas. 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 3·2 per cent.The following table gives an industrial analysis of the number unemployed in Camberley at 12th May. The analysis

is based on the industry in which the unemployed last worked.

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 31
Mining and Quarrying3
Food, Drink and Tobacco5
Coal and Petroleum Products4
Chemicals and Allied Industries31
Metal Manufacture2
Mechanical Engineering49
Instrument Engineering9
Electrical Engineering39
Vehicles, Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering14
Metal Goods not elsewhere specified7
Leather, Leather Goods, and Fur2
Clothing and Footwear3
Bricks, Pottery, Glass, Cement, etc.11
Timber, Furniture, etc.4
Paper, Printing and Publishing11
Other Manufacturing Industries31
Gas, Electricity and Water3
Transport and Communication80
Distributive Trades107
Insurance, Banking, Finance and Business Services39
Professional and Scientific Services53
Miscellaneous Services96
Public Administration and Defence88
Not classified by Industry149
All Industries and Services1,017