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Unemployment: Stockton on Tees

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 27 February 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many unemployed people there were in Stockton South constituency in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007. (189328)

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

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 27 February 2008:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many unemployed people there were in Stockton South Constituency in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007. I am replying in her absence. (189328)

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles unemployment statistics for Parliamentary Constituency’s 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 Stockton South Parliamentary Constituency for the twelve months ending in February 1997 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.

The latest unemployment figures, along with other current and historical labour market indicators for the Stockton South Parliamentary Constituency are available on the Nomis Website at:

Table 1: Unemployed, resident in Stockton South parliamentary constituency


12 months ending:


February 19971


June 20072


1 Source Annual Labour Force Survey.

2 Source Annual Population Survey.

3 Note estimates not available since the group sampling size is zero or disclosive.