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Employment Statistics

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 11 October 2006

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were (a) employed (i) full-time and (ii) part-time and (b) unemployed in (A) the City of York constituency, (B) City of York Council area, (C) Yorkshire and the Humber and (D) United Kingdom (1) at the latest date for which figures are available and (2) at the same date in each of the previous 10 years. (88924)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 9 October 2006:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about employment and unemployment. I am replying in her absence. (88924)

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles statistics of employment and unemployment for local areas from the annual local area Labour Force Survey (LFS) and the Annual Population Survey (APS) following International Labour Organisation definitions.

Table 1, attached, shows the number of people in employment, by full-time and part time status, and the levels and rates of unemployment for people resident in the City of York Parliamentary Constituency for the 12 months ending in February from 1996 to 2004 from the annual local area LFS and for the 12 month periods ending in March 2005 and December 2005. Table 2, attached, shows corresponding data for the City of York Unitary Authority; Table 3 for the Yorkshire and the Humber region and Table 4 for the United Kingdom.

These estimates, as with any from sample surveys, are subject to a margin of uncertainty. Changes in the estimates from year to year should be treated with particular caution

ONS also compiles statistics for local areas of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA). Table 5, attached, shows the number of claimants of JSA resident in the City of York Parliamentary Constituency, City of York Unitary Authority. Yorkshire and the Humber region and the United Kingdom for each June from 1996 to 2006 and as a proportion of the resident working age population.

Table 1: Employment, by full-time and part-time status, and unemployment City of York parliamentary constituency.

Employment (16+) (000)

Unemployment (16+)

12 months ending:

1Total

Full-time

Part-time

Working age employment rate (percentage)

Total (000)

Rate (percentage)

February 1996

51

38

13

75.3

n/a

n/a

February 1997

44

32

12

68.1

4

8.0

February 1998

45

31

14

68.9

4

7.3

February 1999

48

33

15

73.4

3

6.4

February 2000

45

34

12

76.7

2

5.2

February 2001

51

36

15

78.0

3

4.9

February 2002

51

36

16

76.5

2

4.3

February 2003

54

37

16

77.4

2

3.9

February 2004

53

37

16

76.6

3

4.7

March 2005

55

39

16

75.4

2

3.1

December 2005

52

38

14

76.1

2

2.9

1Includes people who did not state whether they worked full-time or part-time.

n/a not available

Note:

Estimates are subject to sampling variability. Changes in the estimates from year to year should be treated with particular caution.

Source: Annual local area Labour Force Survey: Annual Population Survey

Table 2: Employment, by full-time and part-time status, and unemployment; City of York Unitary Authority.

Employment (16+) (000)

Unemployment (16+)

12 months ending

1Total

Full-time

Part-time

Working age employment rate (percentage)

Total (000)

Rate (percentage)

February 1996

87

62

25

77.9

5

5.8

February 1997

82

59

23

75.4

4

4.7

February 1998

77

57

20

72.4

4

5.0

February 199S

83

59

24

76.4

5

5.7

February 2000

83

61

22

76.0

4

4.3

February 2001

93

64

29

81.0

4

3.8

February 2002

93

66

27

79.5

4

3.9

February 2003

93

65

28

79.1

3

3.1

February 2004

92

65

27

79.1

4

4.0

March 2005

92

65

27

79.0

2

2.2

December 2005

92

66

25

78.7

2

2.1

1Includes people who did not state whether they worked full-time or part-time.

Note:

Estimates are subject to sampling variability. Changes in the estimates from year to year should be treated with particular caution.

Source: Annual local area Labour Force Survey: Annual Population Survey

Table 3: Employment, by full-time and part-time status, and unemployment; Yorkshire and the Number region..

Employment (16+) (000)|

Unemployment (16+)

12 months ending

1Total

Full-time

Part-time

Working age employment rate (percentage)

Total (000)

Rate (percentage)

February 1996

2,173,

1,603

566

71.2

200

8.4

February 1997

2,151

1,590

560

70.4

198

8.4

February 1998

2,170

1,594

576

71.1

172

7.3

February 1999

2,212

1,616

595

72.6

164

6.9

February 2000

2,211

1,620

591

72.6

152

6.4

February 2001

2,259

1,634

624

73.6

140

5.9

February 2002

2,265

1,658

606

73.4

121

5.1

February 2003

2,280

1,664

616

73.3

119

5.0

February 2004

2,312

1,671

641

73.9

121

5.0

March 2005

2,320

1,696

623

74.1

105

4.3

December 2005

2,327

1,697

629

74.1

115

4.7

1Includes people who did not state whether they worked full-time or part-time.

Note:

Estimates are subject to sampling variability. Changes in the estimates from year to year should be treated with particular caution.

Source: Annual local area Labour Force Survey: Annual Population Survey

Table 4: Employment, by full-time and part-time status, and unemployment; United Kingdom.

Employment (16+) (000)

Unemployment (16+)

12 months ending

1Total

Full-time

Part-time

Working age employment rate (percentage)

Total (000)

Rate (percentage)

February 1996

25,721

19,409

6,270

71.2

2,400

8.5

February 1997

26,011

19,482

6,520

71.9

2,207

7.8

February 1998

26,357

19,752

6,594

72.6

1,911

6.8

February 1999

26,659

19,996

6,655

73.3

1,730

6.1

February 2000

26,908

20,142

6,758

73.6

1,689

5.9

February 2001

27,180

20,283

6,887

73.9

1,518

5.3

February 2002

27,433

20,508

6,915

74.1

1,450

5.0

February 2003

27,566

20,484

7,067

74.0

1,494

5.1

February 2004

27,789

20,538

7,237

74.1

1,444

4.9

March 2005

28,039

20,836

7,184

74.3

1,381

4.7

December 2005

28,134

20,868

7,249

74.3

1,436

4.9

1Includes people who did not state whether they worked full-time or part-time.

Note:

Estimates are subject to sampling variability. Changes in the estimates from year to year should be treated with particular caution.

Source: Annual local area Labour Force Survey: Annual Population .Survey