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Unemployment

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 27th February 2020.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of economically inactive people in the UK are classified as (a) students, (b) unable to work due to sickness, (c) looking after homes, (d) caring for family members and (d) retired.

Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Cabinet Office, what assessment she has made of the reason that people who are economically inactive and are not (a) students, (b) unable to work due to sickness, (c) looking after homes or caring for family members and (b) retired are not actively looking for work.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The information requested falls under the remit of the UK Statistics Authority. I have therefore asked the Authority to respond.

UKSA Response (PDF Document, 121 KB)

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