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The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.
Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated November 2011
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking what the ratio of Jobseeker's Allowance claimants per vacancy notified to Jobcentre Plus was in each (a) region (b) local authority area and (c) constituency in each of the last five years. (78103)
In Table 1, we have provided the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) per Jobcentre Plus vacancy for each region, local authority area and constituency for September 2007, September 2008, September 2009, August 2010 and September 2011 which is the latest period available. Figures for September 2010 are not available so as an alternative August 2010 figures have been provided. As the information requested is quite extensive, a copy has been placed in the House of Commons Library.
National and local area estimates for many labour market statistics, including employment, unemployment and claimant count are available on the NOMIS website at: