Jobseeker’s Allowance: Scotland

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 20th March 2014.

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Photo of Cathy Jamieson Cathy Jamieson Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people and what proportion of the working age population have been in receipt of jobseeker's allowance for over (a) two and (b) five years in (i) Scotland and (ii) Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency.

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 Glen Watson, dated March 2014

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics (ONS), I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many people and what proportion of the working age population have been in receipt of jobseekers' allowance for over (a) two and (b) five years in (i) Scotland and (ii) Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency. (192483)

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles data on the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance from the Jobcentre Plus Administrative System.

The table shows the number of people and proportion of the population aged 16 to 64 years who had been claiming Jobseeker's Allowance over two, two to five and over five years in February 2014, resident in the requested geographies.

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

Number1 and proportion of people aged 16 to 64 years claiming jobseeker's allowance, February 2014, not seasonally adjusted
  Kilmarnock and Loudoun Scotland
  Number Proportion (percentage) Number Proportion (percentage)
2 to 5 years 525 0.9 15,990 0.5
Over 5 years 20 0.0 1,110 0.0
Over 2 years 545 0.9 17,100 0.5
1 Rounded to nearest rounded 5. Totals may not equal the sum of the independently rounded components. Source: JobcentrePlus Administrative System

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