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Tuesday, 11 April 1961

Mr Daly y asked the Minister for Labour and National Service, upon notice) -

1.   How many (a) men and (b) women are registered for work in (a) each State and (b) Australia?

2.   What are the occupations of those registered in each case?

Mr McMahon (LOWE, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Labour and National Service) - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: -

1.   The number of adult males and adult females registered for employment with the Commonwealth Employment Service in each State and in Austrafia at 24th February, 1961, was -

These were persons who claimed when registering that they were not employed and who were recorded as unplaced at the date shown. They include persons - (i) who, since registering, had been referred to employers, but whose placement had notbeen confirmed at 24th February; (ii) who, since registering, may 'have obtained employment without notifying the Commonwealth Employment Service; and (iii) receiving unemployment benefit.

2.   The distribution of the adult males and females registered for employment at 24th February, 1961, in the occupational groups in which they were seeking employment was -



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