§ 44. Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the latest unemployment figures and percentage rates for men and women, respectively, at the Caernarvon and Pwellheli/Porthmadog areas.
§ Mr. John Fraser
At 14th April 1975, 757 males and 140 females were unemployed in the Caernarvon employment office area. The corresponding figures for the Pwellheli and Porthmadog Employment office areas were 394 males and 84 females, and 164 males and 25 females, respectively.
Rates of unemployment can be calculated only for travel-to-work areas. The rates at 14th April were 14.4 per cent. for males and 5.5 per cent. for females in the Caernarvon travel-to-work area and 9.9 per cent. for males and 3.2 per cent. for females in the Pwellheli travel-to-work area, which includes Porthmadog.