asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the number of unemployed, and jobs vacant, on 1 February each year in Crawley, for the last 10 years, and the ratio of unemployed to employed in each of those years.
The following table gives the numbers registered as unemployed and the numbers of notified vacancies remaining unfilled in the area covered by the Crawley employment office. The vacancy statistics relate only
|Number unemployed in the Crawley employment office area||Unemployment rate in the Crawley travel to work area Per cent.||Unfilled vacancies|
|At employment offices||At careers offices|
|The figures relate to the various count dates each February, not to the first day of the month.|
|* The February 1980 unemployment figure may be affected by the introduction in September 1979, of fortnightly attendance and payment of benefit. Estimates are not available for individual local areas, but for the country as a whole the figures are about 1½ per cent. higher than they would have been under weekly attendance.|