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Employment

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people over the age of 50 years and claiming jobseeker's allowance have found employment through Jobcentre Plus in each (a) region and (b) Jobcentre Plus district in each of the last five years. (289194)

The administration of Jobcentre Plus is a matter for the Acting Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus, Mel Groves. I have asked him to provide the hon. Member with the information requested.

Letter from Mel Groves:

The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question asking how many people over the age of 50 years and claiming Jobseeker's Allowance have found employment through Jobcentre Plus in each (a) region and (b) Jobcentre Plus district in each of the last five years. This is something which falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as Acting Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus

The available information is in the tables. The information relates to the number of people over 50 recorded as going into employment through the Job Outcome dataset. It excludes those going into self employment. The latest figures are to January 2009.

Number of people over 50 who have found employment through Jobcentre Plus by Jobcentre Plus Region

2004-5

2005-6

2006-7

2007-8

12008-9

East Midlands

6,960

6,280

6,910

6,380

6,530

East of England

7,590

7,050

7,500

6,880

7,290

London

5,990

5,820

6,080

5,860

5,770

North East

5,390

5,210

5,100

4,680

4,620

North West

9,780

9,170

10,180

9,320

9,160

Scotland

9,940

8,370

8,260

7,190

6,820

South East

9,390

8,970

9,800

8,980

9,080

South West

6,650

6,310

7,040

6,440

6,360

Wales

3,970

3,690

3,850

3,710

3,610

West Midlands

8,540

8,340

8,610

8,120

7,500

York and Humberside

8,190

7,300

8,030

7,400

7,070

Number of people over 50 who have found employment through Jobcentre Plus by Jobcentre Plus District

2004-5

2005-6

2006-7

2007-8

12008-9

Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway and Inverclyde

1,440

1,220

1,10

1,050

930

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

2,050

1,910

2,010

1,810

2,010

Birmingham and Solihull

1,610

1,630

1,670

1,480

1,420

Black Country

2,070

1,980

2,120

1,940

1,640

Cambridgeshire and Suffolk

1,990

1,840

1,900

1,870

1,930

Central London

370

360

400

430

400

Cheshire, Halton and Warrington

1,410

1,60

1,540

1,410

1,310

City and East London

410

400

440

460

450

Coventry and Warwickshire

1,330

1,200

1,290

1,290

1,220

Cumbria and Lancashire

2,990

2,810

2,890

,2630

2,560

Derbyshire

1,520

1,390

1,550

1,400

1,340

Devon and Cornwall

2,590

2,300

2,490

2,370

2,160

Dorset and

1,380

1,500

1,640

1,620

1,570

Edinburgh and Lothian and Borders

1,450

1,90

1,340

1,100

1,140

Essex

2,110

1,980

2,050

1,880

2,030

Forth Valley, Fife and Tayside

2,080

1,940

1,800

1,570

1,510

Glasgow

880

790

750

740

710

Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Swindon

1,560

1,470

1,680

1,410

1,540

Greater Manchester Central

940

790

1,000

970

990

Greater Manchester East and West

2,370

2,320

2,650

2,340

2,500

Hampshire

2,290

2,110

2,390

2,130

2,110

Highlands, Islands, Clyde Coast and Grampian

2,800

2,160

2,070

1,30

1,520

Kent

2,200

2,170

2,100

2,040

1,950

Lambeth, Southwark and Wandsworth

550

520

540

550

580

Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire

1,90

1,060

1,090

1,010

1,020

Leicestershire and Northamptonshire

2,650

2,400

2,740

2,530

2,720

Lincolnshire and Rutland

1,180

1,030

1,070

1,090

1,100

Merseyside

2,070

1,890

2,100

1,970

1,810

Norfolk

1,430

1,320

1,540

1,320

1,330

North and Mid Wales

1,080

1,030

1,090

1,030

1,100

North and North East London

1,450

1,420

1,430

1,310

1,370

North and East Yorkshire and the Humber

3,240

,680

2,880

2,630

2,430

Northumbria

1,870

1,790

1,630

1,640

1,670

Nottinghamshire

1,610

1,460

1,540

1,360

1,370

South East Wales

980

870

1,000

900

830

South London

1,920

1,860

1,880

1,760

1,700

South Tyne and Wear Valley

1,940

1,980

1,980

1,790

1,790

South Wales Valleys

870

830

910

900

830

South West Wales

1,040

960

860

880

840

South Yorkshire

1,840

1,730

2,020

1,780

1,720

Staffordshire

1,830

1,780

1,650

1,660

1,570

Surrey and Sussex

2,720

2,550

2,920

2,540

2,780

Tees Valley

1,580

1,440

1,490

1,240

1,160

The Marches

1,700

1,760

1,880

1,750

1,660

Thames Valley

2,170

2,150

2,390

2,270

2,240

West London

1,290

1,280

1,400

1,350

1,270

West Yorkshire

3,110

2,890

3,130

2,990

2,910

West of England

1,130

1,040

1,230

1,040

1,080

1 Data incomplete for 20089.

Notes:

1. Job Outcomes counted until 1st January 2009.

2. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

May 2009 Extract of the Job Outcomes Dataset