Juvenile Unemployment

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort – in the House of Commons on 19th November 1942.

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Photo of Mr Kenneth Lindsay Mr Kenneth Lindsay , Kilmarnock

asked the Minister of Labour whether he can offer any explanation for the persistence of juvenile unemployment generally above the figure of 20,000 during the past year?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

There is little persistent unemployment among juveniles, and that little is found only in certain areas. The figure to which my hon. Friend refers represents mainly the number of boys and girls changing over from one job to another on the day of the count and the effect of school-leaving. In general, the experience is that a juvenile registering for employment is placed very shortly after registration.