Jobseeker's Allowance

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth Labour, Coventry North East

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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.

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 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)

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 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:

http://www.nomisweb.co.uk

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
2008 930 2,130 30,950 211,960
2009 1,365 3,325 51,465 381,290
2010 1,275 3,030 47,745 342,580
2011 1,185 2,910 47,190 341,710
2012 1,210 2,840 48,665 371,625
(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

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