The Next Ten Years in British Social and Economic Policy

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APPENDIX II
UNEMPLOYMENT

The number of workers registered as unemployed in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, at the end of 1928, was 1,565,000, of whom 1,211,000 were men and 275,000 women. At the end of January 1929 there had been a seasonal fall to a total of 1,434,000, including 1,113,000 men and 236,000 women. Roughly, we may take the numbers of the registered unemployed as one and a half millions, excluding those in trades not covered by the Unemployment Insurance Acts. This number is equivalent to about 12 per cent of the total number of insured workers.

Since December 1921, the first date for which roughly comparable figures are available, the number unemployed has not, at the end of any month, fallen below one million. The following table gives the figures for the end of each quarter.

NUMBERS AND PERCENTAGES OF INSURED WORKERS UNEMPLOYED,
GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, 1921-1928
Numbers. Per cent.
1921. 000's.
December 2,038 17.9
1922.
March 1,827 16.0
June 1,563 13.7
September 1,449 12.7
December 1,464 12.8
1923.
March 1,336 11.7
June 1,298 11.3
September 1,347 11.7
December 1,229 10.6
1924.
March 1,141 9.8
June 1,087 9.3
September 1,242 10.6
December 1,263 10.7
1925. 000's.
March 1,310 11.1
June 1,409 11.9
September 1,426 12.0
December 1,243 10.4
1926.
March 1,171 9.8
June 1,751 14.6
September 1,648 13.7
December 1,431 11.9
1927.
March 1,188 9.8
June 1,069 8.8
September 1,126 9.3
December 1,194 9.8
1928.
March 1,071 9.5
June 1,239 10.7
September 1,384 11.4
December 1,312 11.2

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