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Unemployment: North West

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office for how long on average claimants aged between 18 and 24 years resident in each local authority area in the North West were in receipt of jobseeker’s allowance in (a) each of the last 12 months and (b) each of the last five years. (317206)

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

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated February 2010:

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking for how long on average claimants aged between 18 and 24 years resident in each local authority area in the North West were in receipt of jobseeker’s allowance in (a) each of the last 12 months and (b) each of the last five years. (317206)

The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) is taken from the Jobcentre Plus administrative system. The length of a claim has been defined as the time between the start of an individual’s claim and the count date in each reference month. Table 1 shows the median length of live claims during the last 12 months up to the latest available period in December 2009, and for December of each of the last 5 years.

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

http://www.nomisweb.co.uk

Table 1: Median length of claims of jobseeker’s allowance of persons1 aged 18 to 24 resident in local authorities in the North West

Months

December

2009

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Allerdale

8.4

9.8

9.5

9.9

8.7

10.1

10.8

11.4

11.9

13.9

13.6

9.8

9.1

9.1

8.1

9.8

11.1

Barrow-in-Furness

9.3

10.9

11.3

10.7

9.7

10.9

9.2

10.3

10.7

11.9

10.1

8.8

9.4

10.6

10.3

10.3

9.7

Blackburn with Darwen

6.9

8.3

9.3

6.0

8.7

9.7

9.2

9.5

10.4

12.0

12.1

10.7

9.2

9.5

9.0

9.6

9.9

Blackpool

6.6

7.3

7.9

7.1

6.0

8.0

8.6

9.4

11.0

12.4

12.0

10.9

10.4

9.6

9.1

8.4

7.6

Bolton

7.5

12.0

11.2

9.6

9.1

9.6

9.7

10.3

11.3

12.7

12.5

11.5

11.6

11.9

12.3

13.7

15.5

Burnley

5.8

7.0

9.7

7.1

8.1

8.1

8.6

10.3

10.9

12.2

11.8

11.1

9.5

9.0

9.0

9.1

9.5

Bury

6.8

7.7

9.8

8.1

8.4

9.4

9.1

9.9

10.6

12.1

12.9

11.4

11.0

11.0

11.0

11.8

12.7

Carlisle

8.2

10.0

8.5

6.9

7.8

7.9

7.4

9.6

10.6

11.3

11.9

10.3

8.9

9.4

9.3

9.6

9.8

Cheshire East

8.2

8.0

8.5

8.5

8.0

9.2

8.4

9.4

10.6

12.3

12.6

10.8

9.0

9.9

10.0

10.1

9.9

Cheshire West and Chester

8.0

9.7

9.3

8.0

7.8

8.2

8.1

9.7

11.1

12.6

12.6

10.6

9.0

9.7

9.0

9.8

10.0

Chorley

6.9

9.1

9.7

8.0

7.0

7.8

8.7

9.9

10.6

12.1

11.7

9.7

9.2

9.5

8.2

8.9

10.3

Copeland

8.6

15.0

11.4

10.3

9.7

10.3

11.0

11.9

12.4

13.1

12.9

11.6

10.9

10.1

8.5

9.6

10.2

Eden

8.0

9.0

5.7

6.0

4.8

6.5

5.6

7.9

9.2

10.5

10.9

9.1

6.8

8.9

10.4

9.0

9.5

Fylde

9.2

6.5

6.0

6.4

5.5

6.5

6.0

8.6

10.6

10.7

10.1

9.0

7.1

7.9

7.8

6.8

7.8

Halton

8.4

8.9

8.9

7.6

8.3

9.4

10.3

10.9

11.8

13.8

13.1

11.4

11.2

11.5

11.2

10,8

10.6

Hyndburn

7.1

6.9

6.8

8.2

7.8

8.5

8.1

8.9

10.5

11.9

11.0

10.1

10.3

9.9

8.1

8.9

9.1

Knowsley

10.0

10.6

10.8

10.5

10.0

11.5

11.2

11.4

12.0

13.5

13.9

11.7

10.8

10.7

10.3

10.4

10.6

Lancaster

8.0

7.6

9.7

8.7

7.9

9.2

8.3

9.1

10.1

11.8

11.5

10.1

9.6

10.0

8.8

9.7

10.1

Liverpool

13.0

13.6

14.5

13.3

11.7

12.6

12.4

12.7

13.2

15.5

15.7

14.3

12.9

12.6

12.2

12.2

12.6

Manchester

10.6

10.4

11.5

9.8

9.7

10.5

9.7

10.1

10.8

12.1

12.1

10.5

10.1

10.8

11.4

12.4

14.4

Oldham

7.7

9.8

10.0

8.9

8.3

8.7

8.7

10.3

11.1

12.4

12.1

11.0

10.7

10.9

11.8

13.0

14.0

Pendle

6.3

6.6

8.7

6.9

7.7

9.2

9.5

9.0

9.9

11.4

11.3

9.0

8.7

9.6

8.7

9.5

10.0

Preston

9.8

10.5

10.0

10.0

9.1

9.7

8.3

9.0

10.1

12.0

12.2

10.8

10.4

10.2

10.1

10.7

10.6

Ribble Valley

6.0

5.0

6.8

5.7

6.9

8.0

6.8

7.5

9.7

11.3

10.8

7.6

7.2

7.7

7.8

7.0

8.7

Rochdale

8.9

9.5

11.0

10.0

9.5

9.2

9.8

11.2

12.2

13.8

13.8

12.6

12.7

12.4

14.1

16.0

17.3

Rossendale

8.0

7.5

7.0

8.1

7.7

8.4

9.0

10.0

11.8

13.2

14.2

11.7

10.3

10.5

9.4

10.4

10.8

Salford

10.1

9.5

12.5

9.7

8.5

9.6

9.5

9.5

10.6

11.7

11.9

10.8

9.7

10.1

10.5

12.2

13.6

Sefton

10.6

11.1

11.0

10.8

10.8

11.3

10.8

11.5

12.3

14.3

14.1

12.7

12.1

11.9

12.0

12.1

12.9

South Lakeland

6.0

7.7

10.2

6.0

6.6

6.1

5.8

7.6

9.2

10.5

8.8

5.7

7.0

7.8

7.7

8.6

8.6

South Ribble

7.7

8.9

7.6

7.1

8.5

8.8

8.8

9.9

10.6

11.1

10.4

9.7

8.2

8.3

8.1

8.7

9.7

St. Helens

9.0

10.4

10.9

9.3

10.8

11.4

10.9

11.5

12.6

15.1

14.4

12.7

11.8

11.4

11.0

10.8

11.7

Stockport

8.1

8.6

9.7

9.2

8.5

8.4

7.5

9.7

11.1

12.8

12.9

10.9

11.1

11.8

12.5

14.0

15.4

Tameside

9.1

10.4

9.7

9.6

8.8

10.1

9.9

10.7

11.0

12.4

12.6

12.4

12.1

12.0

12.4

13.0

15.2

Trafford

9.2

9.5

10.0

7.9

8.0

9.2

9.1

9.1

9.7

10.3

9.4

7.8

7.8

8.8

9.4

10.7

11.9

Warrington

7.5

9.7

10.3

10.4

8.3

9.4

9.6

10.8

11.6

14.1

14.2

12.9

12.1

11.8

11.5

11.7

12,1

West Lancashire

9.3

9.2

9.3

8.8

8.1

9.7

10.2

10.5

11.7

13.3

14.0

11.6

10.9

10.9

10.5

10.3

11.3

Wigan

8.6

9.2

11.3

9.4

9.5

10.5

10.1

11.1

11.9

14.2

14.2

13.4

13.0

12.8

13.1

14.7

16.9

Wirral

8.7

10.0

11.0

9.1

9.3

9.9

10.0

11.1

11.6

13.3

13.6

11.7

11.0

10.6

10.5

10.5

10.9

Wyre

5.7

6.8

7.9

8.2

6.2

7.7

7.7

7.8

9.7

11.8

11.6

9.4

8.8

8.5

7.3

8.1

7.2

1 Length of claim data is only available for computerised claims, which account for 99.7 per cent. of all claims.

Source:

Jobcentre Plus Administrative System