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 2012
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many 16 to 24 year olds in (a) Coventry, (b) Coventry North East constituency, (c) the West Midlands, and (d) England claimed jobseeker's allowance in each of the last five years. (114809)
Table 1 shows the number of people aged 16 to 24, resident in (a) Coventry, (b) Coventry North East constituency, (c) the West Midlands, and (d) England, who were claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in May 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, which is the latest date available.
National and local area estimates for many labour market statistics, including employment, unemployment and claimant count are available on the NOMIS website at:
|Table 1: Number of persons (1) aged 16 to 24 resident in Coventry, Coventry North East constituency, the West Midlands and England claiming jobseeker's allowance|
|As at May:||Coventry North East||Coventry||West Midlands||England|
|(1) Age data is only available for computerised claims, which account for 99.7% of all claims. Note: Data rounded to nearest 5. Source: Jobcentre Plus administrative system|