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Job Vacancies

Volume 23: debated on Tuesday 4 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the latest trend in job vacancies notified to his Department.

The improved trend in notified vacancies has continued, both in stock and inflow. In the three months to April, the seasonally adjusted stock averaged 111,000, compared with 108,000 in the previous three months and 96,000 in the three months to April 1981. In January to March, the inflow of vacancies averaged 166,000 a month compared with 158,000 a month in the previous three months and 148,000 a month in the three months to March 1981.