Unemployment Benefits

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning), Co-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of people of working age in each (a) local authority area and (b) constituency were claiming an out-of-work benefit in (i) 1997, (ii) 2005 and (iii) the latest year for which figures are available.

Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)

Unemployment in the UK at the end of 2009 was more than 450,000 lower than had been predicted at the time of the 2009 Budget.

The available information has been placed in the Library.

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