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Unemployment: Graduates

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what recent estimate he has made of the percentage of qualified (a) law, (b) medical and (c) engineering graduates in the UK who are unemployed. (276621)

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated May 2009:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking what percentage of qualified (a) law, (b) medical and (c) engineering graduates in the UK are unemployed. (276621)

Estimates for the percentage of unemployed people previously employed in professional occupations are published by the Office for National Statistics, derived from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). However, estimates for the percentage of unemployed graduates qualified in these professions are not available.