HL Deb 13 March 2003 vol 645 cc190-1WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the current rate of unemployment in Hull; and how this compares with the national average. [HL2019]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from the National Statistician, Len Cook, dated 13 March 2003.

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Question about the unemployment rate in Kingston Upon Hull [HL2019].

The unemployment rate, based on an average for the 12-month period ending November 2002, is 8.0 per cent for the City of Kingston upon Hull and 5.2 per cent for the United Kingdom. These estimates are from the Labour Force Survey (LFS).