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Job Vacancies

Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many job vacancies there were in each (a) region and (b) country in each quarter since 2005. (92781)

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 16 October 2006:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about regional and national job vacancies. (92781)

A comprehensive estimate of vacancies is only available from the Office for National Statistics Vacancy Survey, which provides information at a United Kingdom level only. The seasonally adjusted estimates for the UK for each quarter from 2005 can be found in the attached table.

Numbers of vacancies, United Kingdom, seasonally adjusted

Thousand

Three months ending:

Total

2005

March

636.5

June

632.7

September

612.5

December

596.5

2006

March

596.2

June

598.4

Note: Figures exclude Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing. Source:ONS Vacancy Survey.