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Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 31 January 2008:
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question on the number of new jobs created in each of the last four years in Romford, Essex and Greater London. (181667).
While statistics of new jobs created are not available explicitly, statistics from surveys enable comparisons to be made of net changes in employment from year to year.
The Office for National Statistics compiles employment statistics for local areas from the Annual Population Survey (APS) following International Labour Organisation definitions.
Table 1 attached provides estimates based on people aged 16 and over, in employment, resident in London, Essex and Havering. Figures are not available for Romford from the APS.
Figures for 2004 are for the twelve months ending February. Figures for 2005-2007 are for the twelve months ending March,
As with any survey, results from the APS at a small geographical area are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
Net change in employment levels, for people aged 16 and over, by area of residenceThousandsLondonEssexHaveringLevelNet changeLevelNet changeLevelNet change20043,397—649—112—20053,424276545109-320063,441176540108-120073,51271651-31080 1. Figures for 2004 are for the 12 months ending February.2. Figures for 2005-07 are for the 12 months ending March.3. London figures are provided by Government office region. Essex and Havering figures are by unitary authority.4. Figures at this detailed level are produced from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) microdata which are weighted to the population estimates published by ONS in spring 2003. They do not incorporate the more recent population estimates used in the headline LFS employment series.5. As with any survey, results from the LFS are subject to a margin of uncertainty.Source:Annual Population Survey