Jobseeker's Allowance: Chorley

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Lindsay Hoyle Lindsay Hoyle Labour, Chorley

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claimed jobseeker's allowance in Chorley constituency in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of James Plaskitt James Plaskitt Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions

The available information is in the following table:

Jobseeker's allowance claimants in the Chorley parliamentary constituency, each January 1997 to 2007
1997 2,162
1998 1,532
1999 1,448
2000 1,439
2001 1,169
2002 1,122
2003 1,111
2004 900
2005 839
2006 1,009
2007 1,142

1. Figures are unrounded.

2. Figures include clerically held cases.


100 per cent. count of claimants of unemployment-related benefits, Jobcentre Plus Computer Systems.

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