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Older Workers and Social Security Benefits: Females

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 7th January 2020.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many women between 60 and 66 years old are in (a) full-time employment, (b) part-time employment, (c) receipt of in-work benefits and (d) receipt of Jobseeker's Allowance.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

For parts a) and b) the latest information is contained in Table 1 below.

Table 1: Women in employment

Full-time

Part-time

60-66

505,000

675,000

Source: Labour Force Survey, Jul-Sep 2019

For part c), table 2 shows the number of women aged 60-65 and over 65 who are claiming Universal Credit and are in employment (figures for the specific age group 60-66 are not available within Stat-Xplore).

Table 2: Women claiming Universal Credit and in employment, October 2019

In employment

60-65

16,676

Over 65

57

Source: DWP Stat-Xplore

For part d), table 3 shows the number of women aged 60-65 who are claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (figures for the specific age group 60-66 are not available within Stat-Xplore).

Table 3: Women claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance, May 2019

60-65

10,703

Source: DWP Stat-Xplore

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