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Jobseeker’s Allowance

November 12, 2007

Question written on 12/11/2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobseeker’s allowance claimants stopped claiming benefit in each month since 1992.

Answered by James Plaskitt

The information is in the following tables. Number leaving unemployment benefits and jobseeker’s allowance in Great Britain: January 1992 to September 2007 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999January190,642253,196270,908275,216207,808217,855161,795211,763February376,643328,437336,358318,069283,170394,236336,577253,951March301,720328,229330,673311,181370,714307,706262,935259,047April283,938303,811391,365362,335266,274285,320242,472245,428May364,652404,240331,626295,051299,334280,629288,936311,468June301,136309,946310,346283,163334,859344,672231,813240,924July291,184310,041387,135344,357266,357260,122222,398242,571August362,932387,570312,984286,948259,630320,882290,062307,593September326,164348,793344,374410,335381,390305,224272,294262,408October396,791515,928497,625361,103362,229320,724284,084342,963November384,325326,687320,798293,069385,049337,751298,472242,886December275,642271,198272,759289,752225,240225,981216,932219,838 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007January184,043152,793139,510130,575126,576161,940160,959150,193February253,222236,409274,592269,156258,678191,272183,427204,966March250,926235,242227,003221,923212,931189,645196,920210,965April310,809285,730221,965224,325201,804229,208228,094246,102May230,139204,914220,020190,190241,144183,946186,049202,381June226,338263,532254,474257,688201,444185,474191,088252,557July285,453207,133209,270207,402188,033228,097233,612199,562August227,673202,075211,895251 ,949224,595179,492195,561192,324September308,302278,149281,752225,898197,451184,676253,183263,806October249,588232,108235,403225,572252,423243,572214,780November222,370204,896259,970252,007185,489184,248206,531December243,096228,869185,162179,137170,572164,094218,099 Notes: 1. Figures are unrounded. 2. Jobseeker’s allowance was introduced in October 1996 and replaced unemployment benefit. Source: Figures are produced from 100 per cent. monthly flows data available on the NOMIS websitethe preferred data sourceand exclude a small number of clerically held cases.