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Tuesday, 8 November 1977
Page: 3177

Mr E G Whitlam (WERRIWA, NEW SOUTH WALES) am asked the Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, upon notice, on 6 October 1977:

(   1 ) How many persons were registered as unemployed in the Employment Office areas of (a) Penrith, (b) Windsor, (c) Mt Druitt, (d) Blacktown, (e) Parramatta, (f) Fairfield, (g) Liverpool and (h) Campbelltown at the end of September 1 975, September 1 976, and September 1 977.

(2)   What percentage of the persons was (a) males and (b) females (i) under 21 years of age and (ii) 2 1 years of age and over.

(3)   What were the principal work categories of the persons registered as unemployed.

Mr Street - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows: (1), (2) and (3) In view of the volume of requests for detailed labour market information and the time involved in extracting and preparing such information, I have arranged for local offices of the Commonwealth Employment Service, when requested by a Member of Parliament to provide readily available raw data which may be relevant to the question. I suggest that the honourable member contact the Officers-in-Charge of the CES offices concerned.

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