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Jobseeker's Allowance: Norwich

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 29 October 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many under 25 year olds in Norwich North constituency claimed jobseeker's allowance in (a) 1997, (b) 2007, (c) 2008 and (d) 2009. (296343)

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

Letter from Jil Matheson, dated October 2009:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many under 25 year olds in Norwich North constituency claimed jobseekers allowance in (a) 1997 (b) 2007 (c) 2008 and (d) 2009. (296343)

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles the number of claimants of Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) from the Jobcentre Plus administrative system. Table 1 shows the number of persons under 25 years old, in the Norwich North constituency, who were claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in September 2009, the latest data available, and the same month in 2008, 2007 and 1997.

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

Table 1: Number of persons1 under 25-years-old resident in Norwich North constituency claiming jobseeker’s allowance


September 1997


September 2007


September 2008


September 2009


1 Age data are only available for computerised claims, which account for 99.7 per cent. of all claims.

2 Data rounded to nearest 5.


Jobcentre Plus administrative system