Well-being: Unemployed People
Rachel Reeves (Leeds West, Labour)
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 14 November 2011, Official Report, columns 541-2W, on well-being, whether the National Statistician has made any estimate of the effect of changes in the unemployment rate on happiness.
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 Jil Matheson, dated February 2012
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking pursuant to the Answer of
I have not made any estimate of the effect of changes in the unemployment rate on happiness. However, on
The report provides initial experimental estimates of subjective well-being for Great Britain from the ONS Opinions Survey and is available from the following web link: