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Job Vacancies

Volume 22: debated on Friday 30 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list by trade and occupation the registered vacancies in (a) the Greater London area and (b) the Brent travel-to-work area in May 1979 and the latest available date.

Information by age and by duration of unemployment is available for January, April, July and October and table 2 gives the median lengths of time on the register at April 1979 and January 1982, the latest available. Table 3 gives an age breakdown at the same dates.

The figures in the tables include school leavers and are not seasonally adjusted.

Table 1 Total numbers registered as unemployed

May 1979

April 1982 (provisional)

Greater London134,050339,350
Kilburn employment office area1,4683,156
Wembley employment office area1,2784,316
Willesden employment office area1,7716,434

Table 2 Median length of time on the register (weeks)

April 1979

January 1982

Greater London2026
Kilburn employment office area2029
Wembley employment office area1624
Willesden employment office area1727

[pursuant to his reply, 28 April 1982, c. 293.]: The following table gives an analysis by broad occupational groups of the numbers of notified vacancies remaining unfilled at June 1979 and March 1982. The figures, which are available quarterly, relate to vacancies notified to employment offices but not to careers offices.

Vacancies notified to employment offices are estimated to be about one-third of all vacancies in the economy as a whole.

Greater London

Kilburn, Wembley and Willesden employment offices

June 1979

March 1982

June 1979

March 1982

Managerial occupations (general management)4034
Professional and related occupations supporting management and administration86658252
Professional and related occupations in education, welfare and health1,4866994021
Literary, artistic and sports1529024
Professional and related occupations in science, engineering, technology and similar fields1,089517309
Managerial (excluding general management)1,3157702929
Clerical and related occupations11,9274,041552168
Security and protective service1,3594882917
Catering, cleaning, hairdressing and other personal service12,5523,90826893
Farming, fishing and related occupations26910151
Materials processing (excluding metal)74197286
Making and repairing (excluding metal and electrical)5,5431,38417250
Processing, making, repairing and related occupations (metal and electrical)6,9211,086426102
Painting, repetitive assembling, product inspecting, packaging and related occupations2,91342415138
Construction, mining and related occupations not elsewhere classified1,531286847
Transport operating, materials moving and storing and related occupations4,91183828955
Miscellaneous occupations (including general labourers)2,90028517814
Total, all occupations61,94418,1842,438701