Unemployment figures - September 2015


Dear friends,

I thought I would share with you some figures from the House of Commons Library on unemployment in Hodge Hill which I’ve received today.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Birmingham, Hodge Hill constituency in September 2015 was 3,987.

This is 907 lower than in September 2014 but represents a rise of 31 when compared to August 2015.

This represents a rate of 8.8% 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.) This includes 3,417 people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance and 570 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 unemployed young people in Hodge Hill (18-24 year old Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants) is 1043, the 3rd highest of the 650 UK constituencies. The total number of claimants in this age bracket is 297 lower than in September 2014. These data are not seasonally adjusted.


All the best,