Job Vacancies

Treasury written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of Jim Cousins Jim Cousins Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne Central

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many job vacancies there were in each (a) region and (b) country in each quarter since 2005.

Photo of John Healey John Healey The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 16 October 2006:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about regional and national job vacancies. (92781)

A comprehensive estimate of vacancies is only available from the Office for National Statistics Vacancy Survey, which provides information at a United Kingdom level only. The seasonally adjusted estimates for the UK for each quarter from 2005 can be found in the attached table.

Numbers of vacancies, United Kingdom, seasonally adjusted
Thousand
Three months ending: Total
2005
March 636.5
June 632.7
September 612.5
December 596.5
2006
March 596.2
June 598.4
Note: Figures exclude Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing. Source: ONS Vacancy Survey.

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