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|Table 2: Number of people unemployed and unemployment rate for people aged 16+ resident in the United Kingdom and Wales|
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|- = Data not available. (1) Proportion of economically active. (2) March to May has been used for 1992 because these are the earliest data available for Wales. (3) Coefficients of Variation have been calculated for the latest period as an indication of the quality of the estimates. See Guide to Quality below.|
Guide to Quality:
The Coefficient of Variation (CV) indicates the quality of an estimate, the smaller the CV value the higher the quality. The true value is likely to lie within +/- twice the CV-for example, for an estimate of 200 with a CV of 5 per cent. we would expect the population total to be within the range 180-220
Key Coefficient of Variation (CV) (%) Statistical Robustness
* 0 = CV<5 Estimates are considered precise
** 5 = CV <10 Estimates are considered reasonably precise
*** 10 = CV <20 Estimates are considered acceptable
**** CV <20 Estimates are considered too unreliable for practical purposes
Source: Labour Force Survey.
Simon Reevell: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the (a) nominal and (b) percentage change in youth unemployment in Dewsbury constituency was in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking what the (a) nominal and (b) percentage change in youth unemployment in Dewsbury constituency was in each of the last five years. (2480)
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles unemployment statistics for local areas from the Annual Population Survey and its predecessor the annual Labour Force Survey (LFS) following International Labour Organisation (ILO) definitions. However, estimates of unemployment for the requested age band and geography are not available.
As an alternative, in Table 1 we have provided the number of persons aged 18 to 24 claiming Jobseeker's Allowance resident in the Dewsbury constituency for April in each year since 2005 along with the actual and percentage changes.
National and local area estimates for many labour market statistics, including employment, unemployment and claimant count are available on the NOMIS website at
|Table 1: Number of persons aged 18 to 24 claiming Jobseeker's Allowance resident in Dewsbury constituency|
|Change on year|
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