HC Deb 05 July 1978 vol 953 c192W
Mr.Peter Morrison

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give the numbers of people registered as unemployed in the city of Chester travel-to-work area for each month of 1974 with the average figure for that year, and for the months of 1978 for which figures are available.


The following table gives the information for the Chester employment office area.

1974 Numbers unemployed
January 1,314
February 1,285
March 1,278
April 1,354
May 1,294
June 1,207
July 1,391
August 1,550
September 1,622
October 1,561
November 1,588
Average for 1974 1,404
January 3,712
February 3,530
March 3,364
April 3,404
May 3,281
June 3,610
*Because of industrial action by some staff in the Department of Employment Group, figures for December 1974 are not available.

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