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Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated November 2010:
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many and what proportion of people between the ages of a) 50 and 55 b) 55 and 60 and c) 60 and 65 are not in employment (25668).
|Table 1: Number and proportion of people of who are not employed in the UK|
|Quarter three 2010|
|Not seasonally adjusted|
|50 to 54||823||20.7|
|55 to 59||1,026||28.9|
|60 to 64||2,084||56.0|
|(1) Percentage of relevant age band population. |