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Unemployment

Volume 495: debated on Wednesday 1 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have registered as unemployed at Jobcentre Plus in the last six months. (278310)

[holding answer 8 June 2009]: The available information is in the following table:

Jobseeker’s allowance—on-flows onto JSA for the last six months—Great Britain

Date

On-flow

Off-flow

Net difference

November 2008

350,920

265,555

85,365

December 2008

288,192

191,255

96,937

January 2009

290,785

163,585

127,200

February 2009

474,127

298,035

176,092

March 2009

336,234

272,085

64,149

April 2009

311,697

276,360

35,337

Notes:

1. This information is published on the Nomis website at:

www.nomisweb.co.uk

2. Off-flow data are rounded to the nearest five.

Source:

Count of unemployment-related benefits, Jobcentre Plus computer systems (computer held cases only).