Redundancy and Unemployment: Young People

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 6th September 2021.

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Photo of Colleen Fletcher Colleen Fletcher Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the levels of youth (a) redundancy and (b) unemployment in (i) Coventry North East constituency, (ii) Coventry, (iii) the West Midlands and (iv) England.

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

(a) Redundancy estimates are only published for 16-24 year olds at the UK level and are available at: RED02: Redundancies by age, industry and region - Office for National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)

(b) Estimates of youth unemployment in the year to Dec 2020 for the requested geographies based on the Annual Population Survey are published and available at: https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/default.asp. Guidance for users can be found at: https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/home/newuser.asp. The sample sizes for the smaller geographies may make drawing conclusion difficult. The administrative data for the Alternative Claimant Count is published and available at: https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk

Guidance for users is available at: https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html

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