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Ex-servicemen: Unemployed

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of former service personnel who were unemployed in each year since 1997. (203454)

The Ministry of Defence does not collect statistics in such a form as to be able to make an estimate of the number of former service personnel who were unemployed in each year since 1997. Data do however show that 94 per cent. of service leavers looking for careers after service life are in employment six months after discharge.