THIS WEEK IN 1972: Number of jobless more than 85,000

Part of the large audience which attended the Cosham meeting in the Civic Centre

THIS WEEK IN 1972: Developers ready for Cosham work

The last official tot on board the royal yacht Britannia on July 31, 1971.

NOSTALGIA: Last rum tots on royal yacht

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Unemployment in the eastern and southern region went up by 6,325 to a total of 85,421.

After seasonal adjustment by the Department of Employment the figure worked out about 78,300 – higher than the previous month but not significant enough to alter the unemployment percentage of 2.7 for the region.

The number of registered unemployed school-leavers in the region was 428, which was 67 more than the previous month and 191 more than the previous year.