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|(1) Men aged 16-64 and women aged 16-59. (2) Number of people in employment of working age, with fewer than five GCSEs as a percentage of all persons of working age with fewer than five GCSEs. (3) Includes all those of working age in employment with qualifications below NVQ level 2, including those with no qualifications. (4) Qualifications below NVQ Level 2 is equivalent to fewer than five GCSEs Note: Comparable data not available for 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000.|
Mr. Milburn: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the (a) public expenditure consequences and (b) economic effects of measures introduced to increase employment in Darlington since 1997. 
Angela Eagle: The number of people on the key out of work benefits in Darlington has fallen by 21.5 per cent. since 1997, and the employment rate has risen by 3.8 per cent. over the same period. At a national level, the Government now spend £5 billion a year less on unemployment benefits than in 1996-97. The success of the new deal has contributed to this saving, and the National Audit Office estimates that national income has grown by between £216 million and £360 million as a result of the new deal.
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about the employment rate for disabled a) men and b) women in each region in each quarter of the last 10 years. I am replying in her absence. (174883)
The attached table gives the percentage of people in the categories requested for the three month period ending June each year, from 1999 to 2007. Comparable estimates are not available for 1997, 1998 and 2000.
The LFS estimates at this detailed level are only consistent with the UK population estimates published in February and March 2003 and they do not incorporate the more recent population estimates that are used in the headline LFS series.
Estimates are taken from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
|Employment rate( 1) of working age( 2) disabled( 3) peopleApril to June 1999-2007Government office regions, not seasonally adjusted|
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|(1) Disabled people in employment as a percentage of all disabled people of working age.|
(2) Men aged 16-64 and women aged 16-59.
(3 )Includes those who have a long-term disability which substantially limits their day-to-day activities and those who have a long-term disability which affects the kind or amount of work they might do.
ONS Labour Force Survey (LFS)
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