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Jobseeker’s Allowance: Leeds

Volume 506: debated on Tuesday 2 March 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of jobseeker's allowance claimants in Leeds, North-West constituency had been claiming the allowance for (a) up to three, (b) between three and six, (c) between six and 12 and (d) between 12 and 24 months in each month since September 2009. (319495)

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

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated March 2010:

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many and what proportion of jobseeker's allowance claimants in Leeds, North-West constituency had been claiming the allowance for (a) up to three, (b) between three and six, (c) between six and 12 and (d) between 12 and 24 months in each month since September 2009. (319495)

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles the number of claimants of Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) from the Jobcentre Plus administrative system.

The table attached shows the number of claims of JSA for people resident in Leeds, North-West parliamentary constituency, and the percentage of all claimants, by duration of the claim in each month since September 2009.

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 and proportion of persons claiming jobseeker's allowance by duration of claim resident in Leeds, North-West constituency

Number of claimants(Thousand)

Proportions of claimants(Percentage)

Up to 13 weeks

Over 13 weeks up to 26 weeks

Over 26 weeks up to 52 weeks

Over 52 weeks up to 104 weeks

Total

Up to 13 weeks

Over 13 weeks up to 26 weeks

Over 26 weeks up to 52 weeks

Over 52 weeks up to 104 weeks

September 2009

1,050

440

385

180

2,085

50

21

19

9

October 2009

1,050

440

375

185

2,080

51

21

18

9

November 2009

965

480

365

215

2,055

47

23

18

10

December 2009

930

500

380

225

2,065

45

24

18

11

January 2010

880

540

430

230

2,110

42

26

20

11

Note:

1. Data rounded to nearest five.

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

Source:

Jobcentre Plus administrative system

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many young people aged 16 and 17 years old in Leeds, North-West constituency have claimed jobseeker’s allowance in each year since 2005. (319505)

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

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated March 2010:

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many young people aged 16 and 17 years in Leeds, North-West constituency have claimed jobseeker’s allowance in each year since 2005 (319505)

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 people aged 16 and 17 resident in Leeds, North-West parliamentary constituency, claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) in January 2010 and January of each year since 2005.

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 persons1 aged 16 and 17 claiming jobseeker’s allowance resident in Leeds, North-West parliamentary constituency

As at January each year

Leeds, North-West

2005

5

2006

10

2007

5

2008

5

2009

5

2010

5

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

Note:

Data rounded to nearest 5.

Source:

Jobcentre Plus administrative system

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average length of time was for which claimants aged between 18 and 24 years resident in Leeds, North-West constituency were in receipt of jobseeker’s allowance in (a) each of the last 12 months and (b) each of the last five years. (319627)

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

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated March 2010:

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking for what the average length of time was for which claimants aged between 18 and 24 years resident in Leeds, North-West constituency were in receipt of jobseeker’s allowance in (a) each of the last 12 months and (b) each of the last five years. (319627)

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 January 2010, and for January of each of the last 5 years for those people aged 18-24 resident in the Leeds, North-West Constituency.

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 18-24 resident in Leeds, North-West constituency

Leeds, North-West (median)

Years (as at January)

2006

13.5

2007

11.7

2008

11.2

2009

9.8

2010

12.1

Months

February 2009

9.0

March 2009

10.1

April 2009

10.7

May 2009

11.4

June 2009

10.4

July 2009

6.8

August 2009

7.3

September 2009

8.4

October 2009

8.2

November 2009

9.7

December 2009

10.6

January 2010

12.1

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

Source:

Jobcentre Plus Administrative System