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Unemployment by Constituency, March 2015

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015

This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.

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This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.

• The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance or out of work and claiming Universal Credit decreased by 31,000 between January and February 2015, to 791,200.

• The unemployment rate was 5.7% in November 2014-January 2015. The ILO measure of unemployment was 1.86 million people, down 102,000 from the previous quarter and down 479,000 from the previous year.

• The number of people in employment was 30.94 million in November 2014-January 2015, up 143,000 from the previous quarter and up 617,000 from the previous year. The employment rate was 73.3%. This is the highest level and rate since comparable records began in 1971.

Commons Briefing papers RP15-15

Authors: Aliyah Dar; Feargal McGuinness; Christopher Watson

Topics: Economic situation, Employment, Unemployment

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