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REGIONAL AND LOCAL DIFFERENTIALS IN LABOUR DEMAND

ByLABOUR DEMAND Alan Townsend

This represents one form of segmentation of the labour force, which was first recognized in the pages of the inter-war Ministry of Labour Gazette in the publication of unemployment data for Principal Towns. In the last fifteen years, academic analyses have increasingly recognized other forms of segmentation, for instance by sex and ethnic status, which interplay at a more local level with geographical forms of segmentation. Much local variation in unemployment is attributable to factors of social geography and housing, and the author agrees in general with the official practice of not quoting percentage rates of unemployment below the travel-to-work area level.