Unemployment: Ethnic Groups

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 15th January 2014.

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

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent estimate he has made of the rate of unemployment among young men of (a) Afro-Caribbean, (b) Bangladeshi and Pakistani, (c) other Asian and (d) other ethnic minority origin.

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holding answer 14 January 2014

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

Letter from Caron Walker, dated January 2014

On behalf of the Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking the Minister for the Cabinet Office, the rate of unemployment among young men of (a) Afro-Caribbean, (b) Bangladeshi and Pakistani, (c) other Asian and (d) other ethnic minority origin. 182716

Information on unemployment by ethnic group is collected by the Annual Population Survey (APS). The available information is provided in the attached table for the period July 2012 to June 2013.

Unemployment among 16 to 24 year old men, by ethnic group. Twelve month period July 2012 to June 2013. United Kingdom, not seasonally adjusted
  Unemployment rate1 (percentage)
All Ethnicities 23
Black/African/Caribbean/Black British 47
Pakistani and Bangladeshi 42
Any other Asian background2 23
Other ethnic minority group 34
1 The number unemployed as a proportion of the economically active population in each group. 2 Includes Indian, Chinese and other Asian groups. Source: Annual Population Survey (APS)

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