The answer to that is this: The first general registration made by the national employment commission was in September, 1936. The forms, which required a great deal of careful preparation, were then determined upon, and from that time forward the various provinces and municipalities have maintained a continuous correction of the figures from month to month. Each month the registration branch receives these reports from the provinces and municipalities. There is of necessity, as I pointed out some time ago, a time lag in the receipt of the information at Ottawa.
Subtopic: MEASURE FOR ALLEVIATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRESS