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Skilled Workers

Volume 981: debated on Monday 17 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish figures for 1955, 1965, 1975 and 1979 showing the number of skilled workers in the economy as a percentage of the total work force.

The following is the information available:

Percentage of those in employment in Great Britain who are skilled manual workers
196125
196623
197121
197720
Note: The 1961, 1966 and 1971 estimates are from the population census for these years. The 1977 estimate is from the general household survey—an annual inquiry in which about 12,000 households a year are interviewed.