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House of Commons Hansard
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04 March 2010
Volume 506
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To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were not in employment in each quarter since April 2008. [320175]

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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 people were not in employment in each quarter since April 2008. (320175 )

The table provided contains estimates of the number of people not in employment. These estimates have been derived from the figures published by the ONS in the monthly Labour Market Statistical Bulletin.

As with any sample survey, the estimates provided are subject to a margin of uncertainty. Indications of the sampling variability of LFS aggregate estimates are provided in the Statistical Bulletin.

Number of people aged 16 and over, not in employment1 United Kingdom, seasonally adjusted

Thousand

April to June 2008

19,504

July to September 2008

19,722

October to December 2008

19,895

January to March 2009

20,153

April to June 2009

20,493

July to September 2009

20,599

October to December 2009

20,708

1 Unemployed people plus those who were economically inactive

Source:

ONS Labour Force Survey