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Job Vacancies

Volume 22: debated on Monday 19 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the current number of registered vacant jobs in Kilmarnock; what was the corresponding figure for May 1979; and if he will provide a breakdown by standard industrial classification in both cases.

The following table shows an analysis by their standard industrial classification of the numbers of unfilled vacancies held at employment and careers offices in Kilmarnock on 4 May 1979 and on 5 February 1982, the latest date available.

February 1982May 1979
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1
Food, drink, tobacco113
Mechanical engineering73
Metal goods not elsewhere specified22
Clothing and footwear1
Bricks, pottery, glass, cement, etc.1
Paper, printing and publishing15
Other manufacturing industries111
Gas, electricity and water21
Transport and communication4
Distributive trades191161
Insurance, banking, finance and business services15
Professional and scientific services5223
Miscellaneous services221382
Public administration and defence2358
Grand Total16622308

Note: Because of possible duplication, the figures for employment offices and careers offices should not be added together.