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Employment: Stafford

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many new jobs in each employment sector were created in Stafford constituency in the last year for which data are available. (206387)

The information falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 22 May 2008:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question on the number of new jobs in each employment sector created in Stafford constituency for the last year for which data are available (206387).

While statistics of new jobs created are not available explicitly, statistics from surveys enable comparisons to be made of net changes, in numbers of jobs, from year to year.

The table attached provides estimates from the Annual Business Inquiry (ABI) of net change in the number of employee jobs in Stafford by sector between 2005 and 2006, the latest year for which data are available.

As with any survey, results from the ABI at a small geographical area are subject to a margin of uncertainty.