To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish an analysis of known job vacancies by skill category required.
I will arrange for a table showing the number of unfilled vacancies at jobcentres in Great Britain on 8 January 1988, analysed by occupation, to be published in the Official Report, Vacancies have risen by nearly 20 per cent. over the last year with increases for most occupations.
|Unfilled vacancies in Great Britain—8 January 1988|
|Occupation description||Number of vacancies|
|Typing and Secretarial||5,956|
|Clerical and Machine Operators||33,967|
|Security and Protective Services||5,122|
|Cleaning and Personal Services||30,288|
|Farming and Fishing||1,959|
|Machine Operator (Engineering)-Skilled||3,401|
|Machine Operator (Engineering)-Unskilled||404|
|Mining and Quarrying||119|
|Transport Operators-HGV and PSV||2,622|