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Employment Statistics (Preston)

Treasury written question – answered on 4th May 2004.

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Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour/Co-operative, Preston

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer

(1) what the (a) change and (b) percentage change was in full-time permanent jobs in Preston from 1997 to 31 December 2003;

(2) how many new jobs have been created in Preston since 1997.

Photo of Ruth Kelly Ruth Kelly Financial Secretary, HM Treasury

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Colin Mowl to Mr. Mark Hendrick, dated 4 May 2004

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Questions about full-time jobs and jobs created in Preston. I am replying in his absence. (169675,169676)

While statistics of new jobs created are not available explicitly, statistics from surveys enable comparisons to be made of net changes, in numbers of jobs, from year to year.

The attached table shows the information requested, relating to all jobs and full-time jobs in Preston for 1997 and 2002, which is the latest year available.

Information is not available about whether the jobs were permanent.

Number of full-time employees and total number of employees(34) in Preston parliamentary constituency: 1997 and 2002 -- Number, per cent
Full-Time Total
Number of employees
1997 52,800 71,600
2002 60,200 83,600
Change from 1997 to 2002
Absolute 7,300 12,000
Percentage 13.9 16.8

(34) Employee jobs only, not self-employed jobs.

Source:

1997; Annual Employment Survey, rescaled 2002; Annual Business Inquiry (ABI).

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