Unemployment: Ethnic Groups

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what his most recent estimate is of the level of unemployment among young black men.

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

holding answer 2 July 2012

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

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated July 2012

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking for the most recent estimate of the level of unemployment among young black men. (114804)

Estimates of unemployment come from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). For the period January-March 2012 it is estimated that there were 28,000 unemployed men aged 16 to 24 inclusive who reported their ethnicity as Black. This is an unemployment rate of 50 per cent.

As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to a margin of uncertainty. It is estimated that the true value is likely to lie between 18,000 and 38,000.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.