HC Deb 12 January 2004 vol 416 c515W
Mr. Wilson

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many residents in each constituency were in work at(a) June 1997 and (b) the most recent date for which information is available. [146745]

Ruth Kelly

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

Letter from Colin Mowl to Mr. Brian Wilson, dated 12 January 2004:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about employment levels in Parliamentary Constituencies. I am replying in his absence. (146745)

The Office for National Statistics publishes employment rates but not levels from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) for Parliamentary Constituencies. This information is available on a yearly basis, but not for calendar months. The latest available estimates are for the twelve month period ending February 2002. Estimates of employment rates by constituency can be obtained from the Nomis(r) database which is available in the House of Commons Library.

As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to sampling variability.

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