Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons at on 29 May 1930.

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Mr. R. S. YOUNG:


asked the Minister of Labour the latest available figures of unemployment for the borough of Islington; what percentage these represent of registered workers; and if these figures and this percentage show a decline or otherwise on the corresponding period of last year?

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At 12th May, 1930, there were 8,606 persons resident in the Metropolitan borough of Islington on the registers of Employment Exchanges, representing 6.7 per cent. of the insured population of that borough. The corresponding figures for 13th May, 1929, were 5,349 and 4.3 per cent. respectively.