Re: Request for Unemployment Data (1992-Present) by NUTS 1 Region:

Thomas Stephens made this Freedom of Information request to Office for National Statistics

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Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to make a Freedom of Information Request.

I understand that official data on unemployment and other labour market statistics are derived from the Labour Force Survey (LFS). Normally, it would not be available through the ONS unless thus calculated by the ONS. The ONS does not appear to have published unemployment data by NUTS 1 region dating back into the 1990s - I can find this neither on the ONS nor the NOMIS website.

However, I note that on page 34 of the IPPR North report "Northern Prosperity is National Prosperity" (see: http://www.ippr.org/assets/media/images/... - page 40 of the PDF) there is a graph comparing unemployment levels from 1993, comparing the north with the UK. Its source is stated as the "ONS and author's calculations."

This suggests the possibility either that you provided this data to IPPR in some format; or that the IPPR did the calculations based on LFS data.

If the former, then I would like, in Excel spreadsheet format), data on unemployment levels by each NUTS 1 UK region from 1992 to the present day.

Yours Faithfully,

Tom Stephens.

Yours faithfully,

Tom Stephens.

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