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Unemployment (Haltemprice And Howden)

Volume 406: debated on Monday 9 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were unemployed in Haltemprice and Howden in (a) the last month for which figures are available and (b) each of the preceding 12 months. [116767]

I have been asked to reply.The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from John Pullinger to David Davis of 3 June 2003:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent parliamentary question regarding the number of people who were unemployed in Haltemprice and Howden in the last month for which figures are available and each of the preceding 12 months. I am replying in his absence. (116767)

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles statistics of unemployment from surveys following the internationally standard International Labour Organisation definition. However the survey sample is too small to provide estimates for the Haltemprice and Howden Parliamentary Constituency, ONS also compiles claimant count statistics of chose claiming Jobseekers Allowance for Parliamentary Constituencies.

The attached table gives the number of claimants of.jobseekers Allowance in the Haltemprice and Howden Parliamentary Constituency for the period April 2002 to April 2003. The data are not seasonally adjusted.

Number of JSA claimants in Haltemprice and Howden
Parliamentary Constituency

Not seasonally adjusted

2002:

April781
May763
June754
July809
August796
September768
October757
November753
December740

2003:

January799
February797
March784
April745

Source:

Jobcenter Plus administrative system