Unemployment and Vacancies

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th April 1959.

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Photo of Mr Iain Macleod Mr Iain Macleod , Enfield West 12:00 am, 13th April 1959

No, Sir. The numbers of unfilled vacancies and wholly unemployed in the categories and areas mentioned by the hon. Member are published each month in the Ministry of Labour Gazette, but the publication of the ratio between the two sets of figures as an index would, in my view, invite misleading comparisons.