Steve Rotheram (Liverpool, Walton, Labour)
Nick Hurd (Parliamentary Secretary (Civil Society), Cabinet Office; Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, Conservative)
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.
Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated September 2011
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking what recent estimate has been made of the number of unemployed graduates in (a) Liverpool, Walton Constituency, (b) Merseyside and (c) England and Wales. (070503)
Whilst the APS does collect data on graduate unemployment, no reliable statistics can be produced for Liverpool, Walton constituency or Merseyside due to small sample sizes.
The latest APS estimates available are for the period January to December 2010. Based on this survey, the number of unemployed people in England and Wales whose highest qualification was degree level or higher was 285,000.
National and local area estimates for many labour market statistics, including employment, unemployment and claimant count are available on the NOMIS website at: