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Textile, Clothing And Footwear Industries

Volume 949: debated on Friday 12 May 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment when he proposes to introduce the arrangements for the support of short-time working in the textile, clothing and footwear sectors, which he announced on 15th March as part of the modifications to the temporary employment subsidy scheme; and how he proposes to finance the new arrangements.

The arrangements for compensating short-time working in the textile, clothing and footwear industries under the temporary employment subsidy scheme will come into operation on 15th

justed, are show below. Rates are not published for Switzerland

Percentage

Dates

Norway†0·94th quarter 1977
Sweden‡2·2February 1978
Austria§3·2February 1978

Source: OECD Main Economic Indicators.

* Numbers registered at employment offices expressed as a percentage of total employees.

† Registered unemployed as a percentage of civilian labour force.
‡ Estimate from labour force sample survey. The rate is calculated as a percentage of total labour force.
§ Registered unemployed expressed as a percentage of total labour force.