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Friday, 14 November 1930

Senator DALY - The answer to the honorable senator's question is as follows: - 1 and 2.-


Membership of trade unions reporting and number of members unemployed (basedon returns from trade unions):-


I am advised by the Commonwealth Statistician that the figures given in the above table are based on returns supplied by officials of trade unions reporting quarterly. They do not cover all mem- bers of the unions, us returns are not received from unions whose members are employed in occupations of a casual nature, such as wharf labourers, &c., or from unions whose members are permanently employed, such as railway employees, &c. Approximations only are available regarding the total number of unemployed in Australia.

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