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Unemployed: Nottingham

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many unemployed people there were in Nottingham North constituency in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007. (187301)

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 25 February 2008:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question, how many unemployed people there were in Nottingham North in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007. (187301)

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles unemployment statistics from the Annual Labour Force Survey and Annual Population Survey following International Labour Organisation (ILO) definitions.

Table 1, attached, show the number of people unemployed, resident in the Nottingham North Parliamentary Constituency for the twelve months ending in February 1998 and June 2007.

This estimate is for a subset of the population in a small geographical area, and is based on small sample sizes, and is therefore subject to large margins of uncertainty.

ONS also compiles statistics for local areas of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA). Table 2, attached, show the number of people, resident in the Nottingham North Parliamentary Constituency claiming in December 1997 and December 2007.

Table 1: Unemployed, resident in Nottingham North parliamentary constituency

Thousand

12 months ending:

Level

February 19971

6

June 20072

4

Source:

1 Annual Labour Force Survey.

2 Annual Population Survey.

Table 2: Number of claimants of jobseeker’s allowance of working age population for residents of Nottingham North parliamentary constituency

Number of claimants

December 1997

2,036

December 2007

1,440