Unemployment (Stoke-on-Trent)

Treasury written question – answered on 24th March 2003.

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Photo of Mr George Stevenson Mr George Stevenson Labour, Stoke-on-Trent South

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many unemployed people in Stoke-on-Trent claimed unemployment benefit in each year since 1997.

Photo of Ruth Kelly Ruth Kelly Financial Secretary, HM Treasury

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Mr. George Stevenson, dated 24 March 2003

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent parliamentary question on how many unemployed people in Stoke-on-Trent claimed unemployment benefit in each year since 1997. (105000)

The table below gives the annual average number of claimants of Jobseeker's Allowance in the Stoke-on-Trent Unitary Authority for the years 1997 to 2002. The data are not seasonally adjusted.

Year Total
1997 6,377
1998 5,725
1999 6,063
2000 5,256
2001 5,142
2002 4,739

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