Administrative unit

Smethwick LabMkt

Urban Labour Market

Numbers Unemployed by Category

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Year Men Women Juveniles
16 Apr 1945 35 Show data context 34 Show data context 13 Show data context
16 Jul 1945 60 Show data context 45 Show data context 2 Show data context
15 Oct 1945 86 Show data context 45 Show data context 10 Show data context
14 Jan 1946 170 Show data context 4 Show data context 10 Show data context
08 Apr 1946 85 Show data context 4 Show data context 12 Show data context
15 Jul 1946 103 Show data context 1 Show data context 7 Show data context
14 Oct 1946 77 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context
13 Jan 1947 56 Show data context 18 Show data context 9 Show data context
14 Apr 1947 95 Show data context 12 Show data context 15 Show data context
14 Jul 1947 50 Show data context 11 Show data context 5 Show data context
13 Oct 1947 98 Show data context 40 Show data context 7 Show data context
12 Jan 1948 110 Show data context 63 Show data context 2 Show data context
12 Apr 1948 106 Show data context 35 Show data context 0 Show data context
12 Jul 1948 120 Show data context 19 Show data context 6 Show data context
11 Oct 1948 153 Show data context 44 Show data context 7 Show data context
10 Jan 1949 135 Show data context 44 Show data context 4 Show data context
11 Apr 1949 113 Show data context 28 Show data context 0 Show data context
11 Jul 1949 72 Show data context 23 Show data context 0 Show data context
10 Oct 1949 91 Show data context 35 Show data context 5 Show data context
16 Jan 1950 86 Show data context 26 Show data context 3 Show data context
17 Apr 1950 66 Show data context 19 Show data context 3 Show data context
10 Jul 1950 43 Show data context 16 Show data context 4 Show data context
16 Oct 1950 48 Show data context 33 Show data context 0 Show data context
15 Jan 1951 58 Show data context 27 Show data context 0 Show data context
16 Apr 1951 38 Show data context 26 Show data context 1 Show data context
16 Jul 1951 29 Show data context 19 Show data context 1 Show data context
15 Oct 1951 56 Show data context 70 Show data context 0 Show data context
14 Jan 1952 82 Show data context 95 Show data context 5 Show data context
21 Apr 1952 138 Show data context 162 Show data context 26 Show data context
14 Jul 1952 131 Show data context 161 Show data context 12 Show data context
13 Oct 1952 174 Show data context 108 Show data context 18 Show data context
12 Jan 1953 478 Show data context 368 Show data context 46 Show data context
13 Apr 1953 639 Show data context 475 Show data context 78 Show data context
13 Jul 1953 303 Show data context 240 Show data context 12 Show data context
12 Oct 1953 147 Show data context 88 Show data context 25 Show data context
11 Jan 1954 154 Show data context 57 Show data context 19 Show data context
12 Apr 1954 94 Show data context 37 Show data context 7 Show data context
12 Jul 1954 65 Show data context 33 Show data context 13 Show data context
11 Oct 1954 104 Show data context 33 Show data context 7 Show data context
10 Jan 1955 107 Show data context 45 Show data context 5 Show data context
18 Apr 1955 106 Show data context 39 Show data context 6 Show data context
11 Jul 1955 70 Show data context 23 Show data context 4 Show data context
10 Oct 1955 92 Show data context 59 Show data context 8 Show data context
16 Jan 1956 111 Show data context 61 Show data context 9 Show data context
16 Apr 1956 110 Show data context 72 Show data context 23 Show data context
16 Jul 1956 540 Show data context 297 Show data context 69 Show data context
15 Oct 1956 129 Show data context 70 Show data context 38 Show data context
14 Jan 1957 245 Show data context 81 Show data context 39 Show data context
15 Apr 1957 369 Show data context 115 Show data context 40 Show data context
15 Jul 1957 153 Show data context 76 Show data context 20 Show data context
14 Oct 1957 121 Show data context 50 Show data context 19 Show data context
13 Jan 1958 217 Show data context 51 Show data context 24 Show data context
14 Apr 1958 402 Show data context 76 Show data context 44 Show data context
14 Jul 1958 439 Show data context 53 Show data context 8 Show data context
13 Oct 1958 533 Show data context 104 Show data context 23 Show data context
12 Jan 1959 771 Show data context 202 Show data context 39 Show data context
13 Apr 1959 418 Show data context 93 Show data context 16 Show data context
13 Jul 1959 255 Show data context 54 Show data context 8 Show data context
12 Oct 1959 231 Show data context 74 Show data context 17 Show data context
11 Jan 1960 213 Show data context 77 Show data context 18 Show data context
11 Apr 1960 98 Show data context 33 Show data context 4 Show data context
11 Jul 1960 109 Show data context 26 Show data context 3 Show data context
10 Oct 1960 170 Show data context 50 Show data context 18 Show data context
16 Jan 1961 649 Show data context 97 Show data context 17 Show data context
10 Apr 1961 187 Show data context 73 Show data context 11 Show data context
10 Jul 1961 264 Show data context 58 Show data context 2 Show data context
16 Oct 1961 439 Show data context 134 Show data context 11 Show data context
15 Jan 1962 504 Show data context 133 Show data context 29 Show data context
09 Apr 1962 550 Show data context 108 Show data context 12 Show data context
09 Jul 1962 619 Show data context 110 Show data context 49 Show data context
15 Oct 1962 792 Show data context 114 Show data context 29 Show data context
14 Jan 1963 977 Show data context 112 Show data context 96 Show data context
08 Apr 1963 683 Show data context 95 Show data context 57 Show data context
15 Jul 1963 511 Show data context 38 Show data context 25 Show data context
14 Oct 1963 416 Show data context 54 Show data context 21 Show data context
13 Jan 1964 337 Show data context 24 Show data context 7 Show data context
13 Apr 1964 228 Show data context 22 Show data context 16 Show data context
13 Jul 1964 169 Show data context 15 Show data context 7 Show data context
12 Oct 1964 147 Show data context 23 Show data context 18 Show data context
11 Jan 1965 135 Show data context 26 Show data context 13 Show data context
12 Apr 1965 33 Show data context 9 Show data context 3 Show data context
12 Jul 1965 116 Show data context 19 Show data context 0 Show data context
11 Oct 1965 153 Show data context 23 Show data context 19 Show data context
10 Jan 1966 134 Show data context 20 Show data context 13 Show data context
10 Apr 1966 132 Show data context 18 Show data context 5 Show data context
Date: Source:
1945 - 1966 Ministry of Labour, Labour Gazette (H.M.S.O.) ,

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The Ministry of Labour's Labour Gazette provided monthly statistics on the number of people unemployed in selected towns and 'districts', from 1945 onwards (although the Ministry and the Gazette changed their names periodically). Unfortunately the number of persons insured was not included in the same reports, so it is not easy to compute rates. As well as the total number unemployed, a simple breakdown was provided by age and sex, and that is presented here. The age division was into those over and unde...


r 18, and those under 18 were categorised by sex only between 1955 and 1960, so we present the full run of data here in terms of just three categories.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Smethwick LabMkt through time | Work and Poverty Statistics | Numbers Unemployed by Category, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/12830178/cube/CLAIMANT_UNEM_AGESEX

Date accessed: 16th September 2021