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Employment Rates

Volume 407: debated on Thursday 19 June 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the employment rate is of (a) men aged between 50 and 65 and (b) women aged between 50 and 60 broken down by each year of age. [119917]

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

Letter from Len Cook to Mr. David Willetts, dated 18 June 2003:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about the employment rates of men aged between 50 and 65, and women aged between 50 and 60 broken down by year.
The attached table gives the information requested for the twelve month period ending February 2003. These estimates are from the Labour Force Survey (LFS).

Employment rates

1

of men aged 50–65 and women aged 50–60 United Kingdom, March 2002 to February 2003

Percentage

Age

Men

Women

5086.275.1
5184.874.0
5283.273.4
5382.470.3
5480.369.5
5577.566.7
5674.662.5
5773.158.0
5871.254.6
5967.148.6
6059.837.4
6156.1
6249.7
6347.0
6436.3
6523.8

1 Total in employment as a percentage of all persons in the relevant age group

Note:

These LFS estimates have not been adjusted to reflect the 2001 Census results.

Source:

ONS Labour Force Survey