Unemployment figures - November 2015

Dear friends,

I thought I would share with you all some figures I recently received from the House of Commons Library.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Birmingham, Hodge Hill constituency in November 2015 was 3,887.

This represents a rate of 8.6% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 4th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.4%.

This includes 3,164 people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance and 723 people who were claiming Universal Credit but were not in employment. Some of these Universal Credit claimants may no longer be seeking work.

The total number of claimants (both Jobseeker's Allowance and Universal Credit) is 592 lower than in November 2014 and 41 lower than in October 2015.

 There were 995 claimants aged 18-24 in Birmingham, Hodge Hill constituency in November 2015, 170 lower than in November 2014. (Figures for 18-24 year olds are rounded to the nearest 5.)

These data are not seasonally adjusted.

All the best

Liam