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Volume 22: debated on Thursday 29 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people, male and female, were placed in employment by jobcentres in the area covered by the Wakefield metropolitan district council in the last months for which statistics are available.

Jobcentres in the Wakefield metropolitan district placed 553 people—291 males and 262 females—in the four-week period ending 11 March 1982, the latest date for which statistics are available.There is likely to have been a substantial number of people who found jobs in the area otherwise than through the jobcentre. Nationally, the Manpower Services Commission has estimated from a 1977 survey that about a quarter of all placings are made through its offices.