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Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK received working families tax credit; 
Dawn Primarolo: The numbers of families receiving working families tax credit in the areas requested appear in Working Families' Tax Credit and Disabled Person's Tax Credit Statistics. Geographical analyses".
Estimates of the numbers of in-work families in these areas receiving child tax credit at various dates since July 2003 appear in Child and Working Tax Credit
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Statistics. Geographical analyses". However, these estimates are based on a sample of families and are subject to sampling uncertainty. These publications can be found on the Inland Revenue website at www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/stats/personal-tax-credits/menu.htm.
Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the level of (a) unemployment and (b) long-term unemployment has been in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the North East and (iv) the UK in each year since 1997; 
ONS also compiles statistics of those claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA). Table 3 gives the annual average numbers of young people aged 18 to 24 years old resident in the North East region claiming JSA. Table 4 shows the annual average numbers of all JSA claimants resident and those claiming for over 12 months in the Jarrow Parliamentary Constituency, South Tyneside Local Authority, the North East region and the United Kingdom. The figures for both tables 3 and 4 are for the years 1997 to 2004.
|12 months ending February|
|12 months ending February||Jarrow parliamentary constituency(7)||South Tyneside local authority(7)||North East region||United Kingdom|
|Annual averages||Youth claimants (aged 1824)|
|Jarrow parliamentary constituency||South Tyneside local authority||North East region||United Kingdom|
|All claiming for over 12 months||1,035||2,420||33,785||541 ,445|
|All claiming for over 12 months||540||1,335||24,660||365,680|
|All claiming for over 12 months||570||1,455||20,305||309,815|
|All Claiming for over 12 months||560||1,435||16,680||243,385|
|All claiming for over 12 months||510||1,295||13,365||191,335|
|All Claiming for over 12 months||410||1,045||10,390||154,440|
|All claiming for over 12 months||320||815||7,960||141,220|
|All claiming for over 12 months||265||665||6,445||135,000|
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles statistics of unemployment from the Labour Force Survey following International Labour Organisation definitions. Table 1 provides the requested information for the twelve-month periods ending in February each year from 2001 to 2004.
ONS also compiles statistics of those claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (ISA) for local areas including Parliamentary Constituencies. Table 2 gives the annual average number of JSA claimants, the total claiming for over 12 months and those aged 18 to 24 years claiming Jobseeker's Allowance benefits resident in the Shrewsbury and Atcham Parliamentary Constituency for each year since 2001.
|12 months ending|
February each year
|All unemployed1||Long-term2 unemployed||Youth3 unemployed|
|Annual averages||All claimants||All claiming for over 12 months||Youth claimants (aged 1824)|
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