§ Ruth Kelly
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Letter from Lea Cook to Michael Wills, dated 30 October 2003:As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question on people aged over 41 years who have been made redundant.The attached table gives estimates, from the Labour Force Survey, of the number. of people aged over 41 years who were made redundant in the twelve month period ending August of each year from 1999 to 2003. The LFS does not collect information about the length of time it takes for people to become re-employed after being made redundant. However, the table also shows the proportion of people, made redundant in the three months prior to their LFS interview, who were in employment again at the time of interview.
People aged over 41 who have been made redundant United Kingdom, not seasonally adjusted September to August People made redundant (thousands) Re-employment rate (percentage)1 1998–99 321 38.7 1999–2000 287 36.3 2000–01 275 41.8 2001–02 333 40.6 2002–03 286 40.3 1 The proportion of people, made redundant in the three months prior to their Labour Force Survey interview, who were in employment again at the time of interview.
These LFS estimates have not been interim-adjusted to reflect the 2001 Census results
ONS Labour Farce Survey