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Employment

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of (a) male and (b) female workers were in the same job as 12 months earlier in each (i) region and (ii) country of the UK in each year since 2006. (321117)

I have been asked to reply.

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

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated 9 March 2010:

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking what percentage of (a) male and (b) female workers were in the same job as 12 months earlier in each (i)region and (ii) country of the UK in each year since 2006. (321117)

Estimates provided in the attached table are derived from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) covering the three months ending December for the period requested.

As with any sample survey, the estimates provided are subject to a margin of uncertainty.

Table 1: Percentage1 of workers2 in the same job for 12 months or longer October to December for each year—Not seasonally adjusted

Percentage

Male

Female

Total

2006

2007

2008

2009

2006

2007

2008

2009

2006

2007

2008

2009

United Kingdom

82.6

81.6

83.8

86.0

81.4

81.2

82.6

85.4

82.0

81.4

83.2

85.7

Great Britain

82.7

81.6

83.7

86.1

81.5

81.4

82.8

85.6

82.1

81.5

83.3

85.8

England

82.6

81.6

83.8

86.0

81.4

81.2

82.6

85.4

82.0

81.4

83.2

85.7

North East

81.8

80.5

79.9

87.2

83.4

82.9

82.7

85.1

82.5

81.6

81.2

86.2

North West

82.8

81.5

84.9

84.9

81.5

82.0

81.9

85.0

82.2

81.7

83.5

85.0

Yorkshire and the Humber

81.8

83.6

82.9

86.0

80.8

81.4

83.1

84.3

81.3

82.6

83.0

85.2

East Midlands

82.8

81.3

83.7

86.6

80.7

80.2

82.6

86.2

81.8

80.8

83.2

86.4

West Midlands

83.2

82.4

82.5

85.4

82.1

81.8

83.3

87.1

82.7

82.2

82.9

86.2

East of England

82.7

81.8

85.3

87.5

81.6

80.2

83.5

85.7

82.2

81.1

84.5

86.7

London

81.7

79.5

83.0

84.4

79.0

80.6

80.3

83.5

80.5

80.0

81.8

84.0

South East

82.3

81.2

84.3

85.9

81.0

79.4

81.6

84.6

81.7

80.4

83.1

85.3

South West

82.8

81.9

84.3

85.6

81.0

81.2

82.4

84.9

82.0

81.6

83.4

85.2

Wales

83.2

82.1

83.4

86.1

82.6

81.6

86.3

85.4

83.0

81.9

84.8

85.7

Scotland

83.5

81.2

83.2

86.9

82.1

82.8

83.3

87.4

82.8

81.9

83.3

87.2

Northern Ireland

85.6

86.4

87.4

90.1

86.9

86.4

87.8

90.6

86.2

86.4

87.6

90.3

1 The denominator includes those in employment who did not state the length of current employment.

2 People aged 16 and over in employment.

Source:

Labour Force Survey