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Employment: North East

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside and (c) the North East have claimed jobseeker's allowance in each year since 1997; (286607)

(2) how many people have been unemployed for (a) up to six months, (b) between six and 12 months and (c) 12 months and over in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside and (iii) the North East in each year since 1997;

(3) how many people were in (a) part-time and (b) temporary work in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside and (iii) the North East in each year since 1997;

(4) how many people were self-employed in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside and (c) the North East in each year since 1997.

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated July 2009:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Questions asking how may people have claimed jobseeker's allowance in (a) Jarrow constituency (b) South Tyneside and (c) the North East in each year since 1997; how many people have been unemployed for (a) up to six months, (b) between six and 12 months and (c) 12 months and over in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside and (iii) the Norm East in each year since 1997; how many people have been in (a) part-time and (b) temporary work in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside and (iii) the North East in each year since 1997; and how many people have been self-employed in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside and (c) the North East in each year since 1997.(286607,286340,286341,286342)

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles labour market statistics for local areas from the Annual Population Survey (APS) and its predecessor the Annual Labour Force Survey (LFS). The number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance is compiled for Jobcentre Plus administrative data.

Table 1 shows the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance resident in the requested geographies for June of each year since 1997. The latest data for May 2009 has also been provided.

Table 2 shows the number of people unemployed by the duration of unemployment resident in the North East. Estimates for Jarrow parliamentary constituency and South Tyneside are not available. Estimates are also not available for the 12 month period ending February 1998.

Table 3 shows the number of people in part-time and temporary work resident in the requested geographies. Estimates of temporary workers for the Jarrow parliamentary constituency are not available. Estimates of temporary workers are also not available for the 12 month period ending February 1998.

Table 4 shows the number of self-employed people resident in the requested geographies in each year.

National and local area estimates for many labour market statistics, including employment and unemployment are available from the NOMIS website at:

http://www.nomisweb.co.uk.

Table 1: The number of people claiming Jobseekers' Allowance resident in Jarrow constituency, South Tyneside and the North East

Thousand

Jarrow

South Tyneside

North East

June 1997

3

7

91

June 1998

3

6

81

June 1999

3

7

80

June 2000

3

6

72

June 2001

2

5

61

June 2002

2

5

58

June 2003

2

4

53

June 2004

2

4

45

June 2005

2

4

45

June 2006

2

4

50

June 2007

2

4

48

June 2008

2

4

49

May 2009

3

7

86

Source:

Jobcentre Plus administrative system

Table 2: The number of people unemployed by duration of unemployment resident in the North East

Thousand

12 months ending

Less than 6 months

6 months to less than 12 months

12 months or more

February 1998

February 1999

47

14

33

February 2000

53

22

33

February 2001

47

16

28

February 2002

46

14

25

February 2003

44

12

21

February 2004

50

10

18

December 2004

44

10

16

December 2005

42

11

16

December 2006

50

14

21

December 2007

44

13

19

December 20081

*56

**15

**23

‘—’ = not available

1 Coefficients of Variation have been calculated for the latest period as an indication of the quality of the estimates. See Guide to Quality below.

Guide to Quality:

The Coefficient of Variation (CV) indicates the quality of an estimate, the smaller the CV value the higher the quality. The true value is likely to lie within +/- twice the CV—for example, for an estimate of 200 with a CV of 5% we would expect the population total to be within the range 180-220.

Key Coefficient of Variation (CV)(%) Statistical Robustness

* 0 = CV≤ 5 Estimates are considered precise

** 5 = CV≤ 10 Estimates are considered reasonably precise

*** 10 = CV≤ 20 Estimates are considered acceptable

**** CV 20 Estimates are considered too unreliable for practical purposes

It should be noted that the above estimates exclude people in most types of communal establishment (e.g. hotels, boarding houses, hostels, mobile home sites etc.)

Source:

Annual Population Survey/Annual Labour Force Survey

Table 3: The number of people in part-time and temporary work resident in Jarrow constituency, South Tyneside and the North East

Thousand

Jarrow

South Tyneside

North East

12 months ending

Part-time

Temporary work

Part-time

Temporary work

Part-time

Temporary work

February 1998

11

18

281

February 1999

9

15

5

270

79

February 2000

9

15

5

286

76

February 2001

9

16

4

278

80

February 2002

10

18

5

276

78

February 2003

9

16

5

277

71

February 2004

9

16

5

279

65

December 2004

7

13

4

284

58

December 2005

8

16

4

293

54

December 2006

9

15

4

285

67

December 2007

10

18

4

297

67

December 20081

***8

****—

**15

***4

*288

*63

‘—’ = not available

1 Coefficients of Variation have been calculated for the latest period as an indication of the quality of the estimates. See Guide to Quality below.

Guide to Quality:

The Coefficient of Variation (CV) indicates the quality of an estimate, the smaller the CV value the higher the quality. The true value is likely to lie within +/- twice the CV—for example, for an estimate of 200 with a CV of 5% we would expect the population total to be within the range 180-220.

Key Coefficient of Variation (CV)(%) Statistical Robustness

* 0 = CV≤ 5 Estimates are considered precise

** 5 = CV≤ 10 Estimates are considered reasonably precise

*** 10 = CV≤ 20 Estimates are considered acceptable

**** CV 20 Estimates are considered too unreliable for practical purposes

It should be noted that the above estimates exclude people in most types of communal establishment (e.g. hotels, boarding houses, hostels, mobile home sites etc.)

Source:

Annual Population Survey/Annual Labour Force Survey

Table 4: The number of people self employed resident in Jarrow constituency, South Tyneside and the North East

Thousand

12 months ending

Jarrow

South Tyneside

North East

February 1998

3

5

97

February 1999

3

5

100

February 2000

2

5

99

February 2001

2

4

92

February 2002

2

5

82

February 2003

2

4

89

February 2004

2

4

89

December 2004

2

4

95

December 2005

3

5

105

December 2006

2

5

103

December 2007

4

6

107

December 20081

***4

***6

*112

1 Coefficients of Variation have been calculated for the latest period as an indication of the quality of the estimates. See Guide to Quality below.

Guide to Quality:

The Coefficient of Variation (CV) indicates the quality of an estimate, the smaller the CV value the higher the quality. The true value is likely to lie within +/- twice the CV—for example, for an estimate of 200 with a CV of 5% we would expect the population total to be within the range 180-220.

Key Coefficient of Variation (CV)(%) Statistical Robustness

* 0 = CV≤ 5 Estimates are considered precise

** 5 = CV≤ 10 Estimates are considered reasonably precise

*** 10 = CV≤ 20 Estimates are considered acceptable

**** CV 20 Estimates are considered too unreliable for practical purposes

It should be noted that the above estimates exclude people in most types of communal establishment (e.g. hotels, boarding houses, hostels, mobile home sites etc.)

Source:

Annual Population Survey/Annual Labour Force Survey