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Jobseeker’s Allowance: Lincolnshire

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average length of time jobseeker's allowance (JSA) claimants resident in (a) Great Grimsby and (b) Cleethorpes received JSA was in each of the last five years. (279270)

I have been asked to reply.

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated June 2009:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking for what average length of time jobseeker's allowance (JSA) claimants resident in (a) Great Grimsby and (b) Cleethorpes received JSA in each of the last five years.

(279270)

Data on the number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) is taken from the Jobcentre Plus administrative system. The length of a claim has been calculated, as the time between the start of an individual's claim and that claim ending, for completed claims only. Table 1 shows the median length of completed claims ('off-flows') during the April count period in each of the last 5 years.

Table 1. Median length of completed claims (off-flows) of Jobseeker’s allowance for claimants resident in Great Grimsby and Cleethorpes parliamentary constituencies

Months

April each year

Great Grimsby

Cleethorpes

2005

9.2

8.0

2006

11.5

10.9

2007

10.4

10.2

2008

11.3

9.2

2009

10.4

10.8

Source:

Jobcentre Plus administrative system