§ Sir W. Wakefield
asked the Minister of Labour if he will state for the period 1919–1939, the date on which the highest number of unemployed persons and the lowest number, respectively, were registered and the number in each case; and how these figures compare with those at the most recent convenient date.
§ Mr. Isaacs
In the years 1919 to 1939 the lowest number recorded as unemployed was 279,000 in July, 1920, and the highest figure was reached in January, 1933, when the number of insured persons aged 16–64 registered as unemployed was 2,753,000. The number of insured persons aged 14 and over registered as unemployed at 16th July, 1945, was 103,363.