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Mr Hurd: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply to the hon. Member. A copy of their response will be placed in the Library.
Simon Reevell: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many new jobs were created in each parliamentary constituency in Yorkshire and the Humber in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, 1 have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking
how many new jobs were created in each parliamentary constituency in Yorkshire and the Humber in each of the last five years.(4357)
While statistics of new jobs created are not available explicitly, statistics from surveys enable comparisons to be made of net changes in employment from year to year.
The Office for National Statistics compiles employment statistics for local areas from the Annual Population Survey (APS) following International Labour Organisation definitions.
Table 1 attached provides estimates based on people aged 16 and over, in employment, resident in each parliamentary constituency in Yorkshire and The Humber.
Figures are provided for the twelve months ending December 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009. Estimates for the new parliamentary constituencies are not currently-available for the twelve months ending December 2007.
As with any survey, results from the APS at small geographical areas are subject to a margin of uncertainty.
|Table 1: Number of persons in employment, resident in each parliamentary constituency in Yorkshire and The Humber.|
|12 months ending December each year|
|2009( 1)||2008||2007( 2)||2006||2005||2004|
|(1) 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
(2) Estimates for the new parliamentary constituencies are not currently available for this period.
Annual Population Survey
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