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Graduate Unemployment

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

24. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate she has made of graduate unemployment among (a) nurses and (b) physiotherapists. (78483)

The Department does not collect this information. The Higher Education Statistics Agency conducts a sample survey of graduates. Of those who responded for the year to 31 July 2004, 90 per cent. of nursing and midwifery graduates and 84 per cent. of physiotherapy graduates were employed in their chosen profession. The remainder were employed elsewhere, unemployed or did not answer the question.