March 15, 1939 (18th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

The tables are as follows:
Table No. 1 From the National Registration
Comparative Statement of Dominion Totals of Persons on Aid in September to January
of each of the last 3 years
(Figures for December, 1938, and January, 1939, are unrevised)
Total persons Total persons Total persons
on on on urban and
1936- [DOT] urban aid agricultural aid agricultural aid
September
707,293 248,327 955,620October
729,527 279,269 1,008,796November
750,906 295,461 1,046,367December
805,357 309.952 1,115,309January, 1937
858,456 319,775 1,178,231September
455,839 269,076 724,915October
470,811 331,235 802,046November
513,475 363,073 876.548December
580,341 376.583 956.924January, 1938
631,974 383,191 1,015,165September
444,292 110,990 555,282October
473,261 174,275 647,536November
532,197 259.954 792,151December
604,000 303,000 907,000January, 1939
662,000 316.000 978,0001918 COMMONS
Unemployment and Agricultural Distress
Table No. 2 From the National Registration
Percentage Changes in Dominion Totals of Persons on Aid in September to January of each of the last 3 years
(Figures for December, 1938, and January, 1939, are unrevised)
Percentage Percentage
change change
1938-9 1938-9
Urban aid- from 1936-7 from 1937-8September
-37-2 - 2-5October
-35-1 + 0-5November + 3-6December + 4-1January + 4-8Agricultural aid- September -58-8October -47-4November -28-4December - 19-5January -17-5) Urban and agricultural aid- September -23-4October - 19-3November - 9-6December - 5-2January - 3-7
Table No. 3
From the National Registration
Comparative statement of dominion totals of fully employable persons on aid in September to
January of each of the last 3 years (Figures for December, 1938, and January, 1939, are unrevised)
September October.. November. December. January..
Percentage Percentage change change
1938-9 1938-9
1936-7 1937-8 1938-9 from 1936-7 from 1937- 206,423 116,690 114,460 -44-6 -1-9214,271 121.622 123,837 -42-2 4-1-8221,165 136,286 142,537 -35-6 4-4-6237.694 153,918 162.000 -31-8 4-5-3254,189 168,488 180,000 -29-2 4-6-8Table No. 4 .
From the National Registration
All persons and their dependents in receipt of urban and agricultural aid month of November, 1938
Dominion and provincial summary-numbers and percentages
A.-All persons on urban or agricultural aid (Total of B and C below)
Dominion
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Quebec
Ontario
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
Alberta
British Columbia
B.-All persons on urban aid
Dominion Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan
Alberta British Columbia
Numbers Percentage
792,151 100-0
1.159 0-1
7.232 0-9
No registration
126,329 15-9
221,600 28-0
46.126 5-8
287,235 36-3
43,454 5-5
59,016 7-5

Unemployment and Agricultural Distress
Table No. 4-Continued
C.-All persons on agricultural aid
Dominion
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Quebec
Ontario
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
Alberta
British Columbia
Numbers Percentaj
259,954 100-0
148 0-1
No registration
5,006 1-9
8,971 3-4
1,736 0-7
226.519 87-1
10.614 4-1
6,960 2-7
Table No. 5
From the National Registration
Heads of families and individual persons of both sexes in receipt of urban aid Month of November, 1938
Classified by degree of employability-Dominion distribution by percentages
Fully Partially Unem-employable employable ployable TotalHeads of families
78-5 12-0 9-5 100-0Individual persons
53-7 24-7 21-6 100-0Total cases
71-6 15-6 12-8 100-0
(i.e., heads of families and individual persons.)
Table No. 6 From the National Registration
Comparative Statement of Persons on Agricultural Aid in September to January of each of the last 3 years
Province of Saskatchewan
(Figures are final except September, 1938, to January, 1939, which are subject to some revision)
Percentage Percentage change change
1938-9 1938-9
from from
1936-7 1937-8 1938-9 1936-7 1937-8September
130,394 234,792 85,025 -34-8 -63-8October
157,005 295,383 146,708 - 6-6 -50-3November
169,420 323,022 226,519 + 33-7 -29-9December
175,227 331,229 262,000 + 49-5 -20-9January
178,595 334,862 270,500 + 51-5 - 19-2
The above figures for Saskatchewan for January, 1937, 1938 and 1939, represent the following percentages of the dominion total of persons on agricultural aid and of the dominion total of persons on urban and agricultural aid respectively:-
J anuary J anuary January 1937 1938 1939
Per cent of dominion agricultural aid
Per cent of dominion urban and agricultural aid
55-9 87-4 85-615-2 33-0 27-7
Table No. 7.
Comparison of Grand Totals of Persons on Material Aid (i.e., urban and agricultural aid combined) in the Month of January, from 1933 to 1939
January, 1933 1,363,742
January, 1934 1,292,075
January, 1935 1,245,125
January, 1936 1,326,088
January, 1937 1,178,231
January, 1938 1,015,165
January, 1939 978,000
January, 1933, showed the highest figure of any January since the dominion commenced participation in the cost of material aid. The net reduction from January, 1933, to January, 1939, was 385,742 or 28-3 per cent.
Mr. MacNEIL-L: Do those figures include men now in the camps in British Columbia?

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRESS- UNDERTAKINGS IN GENERAL INTEREST AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO PROVINCES
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