Employment Statistics

Treasury written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane PPS (Rt Hon Peter Hain, Secretary of State), Wales Office

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were in employment in each (a) county and (b) constituency in (i) 1986, (ii) 1996 and (iii) 2006.

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 Parliamentary Question about employment. (93512)

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles statistics of employment and for local areas from the annual local area Labour Force Survey (LFS) and the Annual Population Survey (APS) following International Labour Organisation definitions.

Table 1, attached, shows the number of people in employment, resident in each English administrative county for the 12 months ending February 1997 from the annual local area LFS and for the 12 months ending March 2006 from the APS. Table 2 shows corresponding information for each Parliamentary Constituency in Great Britain. Data for 1986 are not available.

These estimates, as with any from sample surveys, are subject to a margin of uncertainty.

Since the information is extensive, copies of these tables have been placed in the House of Commons Library.

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