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Jobseeker's Allowance

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 15th October 2012.

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Photo of Andrew Percy Andrew Percy Conservative, Brigg and Goole

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many citizens from other EU member states 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 September 2012

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many citizens from other EU states claimed Jobseeker's Allowance in each of the last 5 years. (122048).

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles Jobseeker's Allowance data from the Jobcentre Plus Administrative system. Unfortunately, data on citizenship is not collected by this system.

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

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