Employment

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 16th October 2002.

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Photo of Angus MacKay Angus MacKay Labour

Question S1W-30067

To ask the Scottish Executive how many unemployed people aged under 25 there were (a) on 1 April and (b) on average in each year since 1996.

Photo of Iain Gray Iain Gray Labour

(a) Table showing the number of people aged under 25 who were claiming job related benefits in April each year for 1996 to 2002.

Number of People Aged Under 25 Claiming Unemployment-related Benefits (000)

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April 1996

54.5

April 1997

45.6

April 1998

39.8

April 1999

35.9

April 2000

31.9

April 2001

29.8

April 2002

29.8

(b) Table showing the average monthly number of people aged under 25 who were claiming job related benefits each year for 1996 to 2001.

Average Monthly Number of People Aged Under 25 Claiming Unemployment-related Benefits (000)

Year

1996

54.2

1997

44.3

1998

39.4

1999

35.2

2000

31.2

2001

29.8

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