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Unemployment: Thornbury and Yate

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 130401, tabled on 28 February 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment has she made of trends in the level of female unemployment in the Thornbury and Yate constituency since 2010.

Answered on

8 March 2018

The level of female unemployment in South Gloucestershire, estimated using the Annual Population Survey, was 2,200 for the year to September 2010. For the latest period (the year to September 2017) the level of female unemployment was 2,500. This rise was not statistically significant.

The level of female unemployment in the South West, estimated using the Labour Force Survey, stands at 59,000 in the quarter to December 2017 – down from 66,000 before the 2010 election (the quarter to April 2010).

The female employment rate is 70.8% - a joint record high – and there are now over 15 million women employed in the UK.


The sub-regional data is estimated by the ONS, using the Annual Population Survey.

The information requested for Thornbury and Yate constituency is not available because the level of female unemployment in Thornbury and Yate constituency was unpublished due to very small disclosive sample sizes.