§ Mr. E. Brown
The available figures relate to the area served by the Leicester Employment Exchange and Juvenile Employment Bureau. The following table shows for this area (a) the numbers of insured persons, aged 16 to 64 years, recorded as unemployed in the principal industries in Leicester at 22nd February, 1937, and (b) these numbers expressed as percentages of the estimated numbers insured at July, 1936.
Number. Per cent. Building 863 11.4 General Engineering, etc. 277 2.6 Printing, Publishing and Bookbinding. 114 3.3 Hosiery 2,639 8.5 Boots, Shoes, etc. 1,496 7.6 Distributive Trades 922 6.3 All other industries and services. 2,851 7.9 Total, all industries and services. 9,162 7.5
NOTE.—The figures given in the table are exclusive of agricultural workers; 45 such workers, aged 16–64, were recorded as unemployed at the Leicester Employment Exchange at 22nd February, 1937.