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Unemployment: Young People

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office for what average length of time young persons who have been unemployed for six months or more in each district of Manchester have been unemployed. (321080)

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 average length of time young persons who have been unemployed for six months or more in each of the 10 Manchester districts have been unemployed. (321080)

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles employment statistics for local areas from the Annual Population Survey (APS) following International Labour Organisation (ILO) definitions. Unfortunately the sample size does not support analyses of unemployment for the requested geography.

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