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Friday, 10 December 1965

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

1.   How many (a) male and (b) female persons are registered for unemployment benefit at Newtown employment office at this date?

2.   Of those persons registered how many (a) males and (b) females have been on the books for (i) twelve months or more, (ii) nine months and (iii) six months or less?

Mr McMahon - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows -

1.   The number of unemployment benefit recipients is not available for individual localities within the metropolitan area. However, at 29th October 1965 there were 188 males and 57 females registered for employment at the District Employment Office at Newtown. These were persons who claimed when registering that they were not employed and who were recorded as unplaced. They included those referred to employers with a view to engagement but whose placement had not been confirmed at 29th October and any who, since registering, may have obtained employment without notifying the Commonwealth Employment Service. All recipients of unemployment benefit arc included.

2.   This information is not available.

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