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Unemployment

Volume 491: debated on Monday 20 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the proportion of people who registered as jobseekers in the last six months who were under 40 years of age. (265297)

The available information is in the following table.

Proportion of jobseeker's allowance claimants under 40 years of age in Great Britain

Percentage

2008

September

66.2

October

65.8

November

65.3

December

65.4

2009

January

64.8

February

65.2

Notes: 1. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place. 2. Claimant count data are published at https://www.nomisweb.co.uk. 3. Figures exclude clerical cases. Source: 100 per cent. count of claimants of unemployment-related benefits, Jobcentre Plus Computer Systems (computer held cases only).