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Unemployment: Greater London

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 13th June 2011.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were registered as actively seeking work in jobcentres in (a) London and (b) Newham between January and April (i) 2010 and (ii) 2011.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated June 2011

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many people were registered as actively seeking work in jobcentres in (a) London and (b) Newham between January and April (i) 2010 and (ii) 2011. (58731)

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles the number of claimants of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) from the Jobcentre Plus administrative system.

Table 1 shows the number of people resident in (a) London and (b) Newham claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance, for each month between January and April for 2010 and 2011.

National and local area estimates for many labour market statistics, including employment, unemployment and claimant count are available on the NOMIS website at:

http://www.nomisweb.co.uk

Table 1: Number of persons claiming jobseeker’s allowance resident in (a) London and (b) Newham
London Newham
2010    
January 225,965 10,229
February 229,114 10,455
March 227,226 10,267
April 222,626 10,171
     
2011    
January 214,613 10,479
February 219,958 10,642
March 220,857 10,802
April 226,182 11,284
Source: Jobcentre Plus administrative system.

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