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Unemployment: Salford

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the level of unemployment has been in Salford in each year since 1997. (317394)

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 what the level of unemployment has been in Salford in each year since 1997. (317394)

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles unemployment statistics for local areas from the Annual Population Survey and its predecessor the annual Labour Force Survey (LFS) following International Labour Organisation (ILO) definitions. However, estimates of unemployment for the Salford constituency are unavailable.

As an alternative, in Table 1 we have provided the number of persons claiming Jobseeker's Allowance for the Salford constituency for December 2009 and December of each year since 1997.

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. Number of persons resident in Salford parliamentary constituency claiming Jobseeker's Allowance

Number

December 1997

2,397

December 1998

2,214

December 1999

1,874

December 2000

1,583

December 2001

1,568

December 2002

1,744

December 2003

1,597

December 2004

1,487

December 2005

1,636

December 2006

1,841

December 2007

1,674

December 2008

2,322

December 2009

3,177

Source:

Jobcentre Plus administrative system