Percentage Unemployed by Category of the Insured

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Year Men Women Juveniles Total for all insured
17 Jan 1927 22 Show data context
11 Apr 1927 15 Show data context
11 Jul 1927 22 Show data context
17 Oct 1927 24 Show data context
16 Jan 1928 26 Show data context 8 Show data context 16 Show data context 23 Show data context
16 Apr 1928 23 Show data context 8 Show data context 15 Show data context 21 Show data context
16 Jul 1928 25 Show data context 7 Show data context 14 Show data context 23 Show data context
15 Oct 1928 24 Show data context 10 Show data context 15 Show data context 22 Show data context
14 Jan 1929 24 Show data context 11 Show data context 15 Show data context 22 Show data context
15 Apr 1929 19 Show data context 9 Show data context 13 Show data context 18 Show data context
15 Jul 1929 22 Show data context 8 Show data context 14 Show data context 20 Show data context
14 Oct 1929 23 Show data context 11 Show data context 17 Show data context 21 Show data context
13 Jan 1930 21 Show data context 13 Show data context 15 Show data context 20 Show data context
14 Apr 1930 29 Show data context 13 Show data context 19 Show data context 27 Show data context
14 Jul 1930 29 Show data context 13 Show data context 19 Show data context 27 Show data context
13 Oct 1930 32 Show data context 17 Show data context 21 Show data context 30 Show data context
12 Jan 1931 33 Show data context 21 Show data context 22 Show data context 31 Show data context
13 Apr 1931 33 Show data context 20 Show data context 21 Show data context 31 Show data context
13 Jul 1931 38 Show data context 17 Show data context 21 Show data context 35 Show data context
12 Oct 1931 37 Show data context 23 Show data context 23 Show data context 35 Show data context
25 Jan 1932 38 Show data context 20 Show data context 24 Show data context 36 Show data context
25 Apr 1932 38 Show data context 19 Show data context 24 Show data context 36 Show data context
25 Jul 1932 43 Show data context 17 Show data context 25 Show data context 39 Show data context
24 Oct 1932 43 Show data context 21 Show data context 25 Show data context 40 Show data context
23 Jan 1933 41 Show data context 22 Show data context 24 Show data context 38 Show data context
24 Apr 1933 40 Show data context 20 Show data context 23 Show data context 37 Show data context
24 Jul 1933 39 Show data context 14 Show data context 21 Show data context 35 Show data context
23 Oct 1933 39 Show data context 18 Show data context 22 Show data context 36 Show data context
22 Jan 1934 38 Show data context 18 Show data context 27 Show data context 36 Show data context
23 Apr 1934 37 Show data context 16 Show data context 27 Show data context 34 Show data context
23 Jul 1934 36 Show data context 12 Show data context 22 Show data context 33 Show data context
22 Oct 1934 35 Show data context 16 Show data context 33 Show data context 34 Show data context
28 Jan 1935 36 Show data context 19 Show data context 42 Show data context 34 Show data context
15 Apr 1935 36 Show data context 16 Show data context 42 Show data context 34 Show data context
22 Jul 1935 33 Show data context 12 Show data context 39 Show data context 32 Show data context
21 Oct 1935 34 Show data context 16 Show data context 45 Show data context 33 Show data context
20 Jan 1936 34 Show data context 19 Show data context 50 Show data context 34 Show data context
27 Apr 1936 34 Show data context 16 Show data context 50 Show data context 34 Show data context
20 Jul 1936 22 Show data context 12 Show data context 41 Show data context 30 Show data context
26 Oct 1936 30 Show data context 17 Show data context 45 Show data context 30 Show data context
25 Jan 1937 28 Show data context 17 Show data context 26 Show data context
19 Apr 1937 24 Show data context 14 Show data context 23 Show data context
26 Jul 1937 21 Show data context 11 Show data context 20 Show data context
18 Oct 1937 22 Show data context 15 Show data context 21 Show data context
17 Jan 1938 25 Show data context 18 Show data context 24 Show data context
04 Apr 1938 27 Show data context 17 Show data context 26 Show data context
18 Jul 1938 26 Show data context 14 Show data context 25 Show data context
17 Oct 1938 25 Show data context 17 Show data context 24 Show data context
16 Jan 1939 27 Show data context 19 Show data context 26 Show data context
17 Apr 1939 22 Show data context 14 Show data context 21 Show data context
10 Jul 1939 17 Show data context 10 Show data context 16 Show data context
Date: Source:
1927 - 1939 Ministry of Labour, Local Unemployment Index (Ministry of Labour) ,

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The Ministry of Labour's inter-war Local Unemployment Index mainly reported rates of unemployment, as percentages, and these are presented here. The reports do list the total number of persons insured, enabling the actual number of the unemployed to be calculated, but they do not break down the number of insured people by sex and age, so these rates are the only information we have. Note that between 1927 and 1936 the LUI was known to be imprecise because the count of the unemployed included (a) workers insured u...


nder the Agricultural Scheme, (b) workers aged between 14 and 16 and (c) workers aged 65 and over, while the count of insured workers used as a divisor in calculating the unemployment rate did not. In January 1937 a 'New Series' of the LUI was begun in which the number recorded as unemployed excluded the above categories. All reports included figures for change in the total percentage unemployed over the preceding twelve months, and those given in the 1937 reports are based on an adjusted figure for the previous year; it is therefore possible for 1936 to compare the rates originally published with corrected rates for the same places and dates. The figures held here are the unadjusted rates.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Wales Dep through time | Work and Poverty Statistics | Percentage Unemployed by Category of the Insured, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 19th June 2019