§ Mr. McNamara
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the latest estimate of the number of unemployed in the Hull travel-to-work area; and what is the estimate of the number of unfilled vacancies, skilled and unskilled, for males and females in the same area.
§ Mr. John Fraser
At November 1974, 7,704 people were unemployed in the Hull travel-to-work area. In the same month 1,292 unfilled vacancies were held at employment offices and 270 at careers offices. It should be noted that vacancy statistics relate only to vacancies notified to employment offices or careers offices and are not a measure of total vacancies. A detailed analysis of the vacancy figures for November is not available but an occupational analysis of the September data relating to employment offices is given in the following table.
Owing to industrial action at local offices of the Employment Service Agency, totals of the unemployed and notified vacancies for dates later than November 1974, and the normal occupational analysis for December 1974, are not available.606W
§ Mr. Booth
The following estimates of average gross weekly earnings are taken from the New Earnings Surveys in Great Britain and in Northern Ireland. They relate to April 1974 and to full-time employees whose pay for the survey reference period was not affected by absence.
NOTIFIED UNFILLED VACANCIES AT EMPLOYMENT OFFICES IN THE HULL TRAVEL-TO-WORK AREA: SEPTEMBER 1974 Males Females Managerial (general management) 4 — Professional and related supporting management and administration 99 — Professional and related in education, welfare and health 9 26 Literary, artistic and sports 4 — Professional and related in science, engineering, technology and similar fields 95 1 Managerial (excluding general management) 75 6 Clerical and related 75 192 Selling 68 84 Security and protective service 4 — Catering, cleaning, hairdressing and other personal service 46 219 Farming, fishing and related 7 6 Materials processing (excluding metal) (hides, textiles, chemicals, food, drink and tobacco, wood, paper and board, rubber and plastics) 27 12 Making and repairing (excluding metal and electrical) (glass, ceramics, printing, paper products, clothing, footwear, woodworking, rubber and plastics) 21 31
Processing making, repairing and related (metal and electrical) (iron, steel and other metals, engineering (including installation and maintenance), vehicles and shipbuilding) 130 — Painting, repetitive assembling, product inspecting, packaging and related 20 22 Construction, mining and related not identified elsewhere 22 — Transport operating, materials moving and storing and related 35 1 Miscellaneous 52 44 Total 793 644
The figures do no include vacancies held at Careers Offices.