§ Mr, Patrick Maitland
asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed and the percentage that this represented, at the beginning of January and in March, in the areas of Aberdeen and Dundee.
Mr. lain Macleod
The following table gives the information desired:
NUMBERS OF PERSONS REGISTERED AS UNEMPLOYEE AT EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGES AND YOUTH EMPLOYMENT OFFICES IN THE ABERDEEN AND DUNDEE AREAS AT 12TH JANUARY AND 9TH MARCH, 1959, AND THE PERCENTAGE RATES OF UNEMPLOYMENT THAT THESE FIGURES REPRESENT Area 12th January, 1959 9th March, 1959 Number Percentage Number Percentage* Aberdeen 5,305 5.4 4,264 4.4 Dundee 4,666 5.3 4,311 4.9