HC Deb 11 April 1973 vol 854 c301W
Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what were the numbers unemployed in each of the employment areas in the Leek parliamentary constituency in March 1973; what percentages of the working population they represent; and how the percentage figures compare with the national percentage figure.

Mr. Dudley Smith

Following is the information for 12th March 1973:

Employment Exchange area Number unemployed Percentage rate of unemployment
Leek 213 1.7
Cheadle 184 Rate not available—see footnote.
Biddulph 146
Kidsgrove 331

The rate of unemployment for Great Britain Was 3.0 per cent.

The numbers unemployed expressed as a percentage of the estimated number of employees, employed and unemployed. The Cheadle, Biddulph and Kidsgrove employment exchange areas are part of the Stoke-on-Trent travel-to-work area for which the unemployment rate was 2.3 per cent. Rates can be calculated for this area as a whole but not separately for its constituent parts.