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Unemployment: South Gloucestershire

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 130405, 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 youth unemployment in South Gloucestershire since 2010.

Answered on

8 March 2018

Data from the Office for National Statistics shows that in the quarter to December 2017 youth unemployment in the South West was 37,000, down by over 25,000 since the 2010 election (the quarter to April 2010). Nationally, youth unemployment is down by over 390,000 since the 2010 election (the quarter to April 2010) – to stand at 547,000.

Note:

The youth unemployment data is estimated by the ONS, using the Annual Population Survey.

The level of youth unemployment in South Gloucestershire was estimated at 2,500 in the year to September 2017. This figure is subject to a high degree of statistical uncertainty due to very small sample sizes. This means we cannot make a reliable comparison with the 2010 estimate of 2,400.

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and Yate constituency is not available because the level of youth unemployment in Thornbury and Yate constituency was unpublished due to very small disclosive sample sizes.