HC Deb 13 March 2003 vol 401 c414W
Mr. Heald

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the number of persons claiming Jobseeker's Allowance while working in each of the last five years for which figures are available. [102776]

Mr. Nicholas Brown

The information requested is in the table.

Jobseeker's Allowance claimants declaring part-time earnings (under 16 hours per week)
As at August Thousand
1997 53.1
1998 46.2
1999 36.5
2000 28.3
2001 21.2
2002 19.8


1. Figures are based on a 5 per cent. sample and are therefore subject to a degree of sampling variation.

2. Figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred and are expressed in thousands.


Jobseeker's Allowance Quarterly Statistical Enquiries, August 1997 to August 2002.

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