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Northamptonshire Analysis
The authority on Northamptonshire statistics

NEW!! Unemployment Claimants

04 August 2017

The headline dataset for "unemployment" is now a combination of Universal Credit claimants (those required to seek work and be available for work) plus Job Seeker's Allowance claimants. I have finally caught up and created a couple of datasets providing you with access to this data :
UC & JSA (Unemployment) Claimants : Claimant Rate and Total Claimants
UC & JSA (Unemployment) Claimants : By Age and Gender

The JSA timeseries will continue for the time-being while its use is monitored, but it will definitely cease to be updated when the last of the county's boroughs/districts have been transferred to Universal Credit (August 2018). At the moment data by Occupation Sought and Duration of Claim are not available for the combined UC & JSA dataset.

Under Universal Credit a broader span of claimants are required to look for work than under Jobseeker's Allowance. Thus, as Universal Credit Full Service is rolled out, the number of people recorded as being on the combined UC & JSA Claimant Count is likely to rise. Those claiming in Corby and Daventry have already been transferred to Universal Credit. The remainder of the boroughs and districts in the county are scheduled to be transferred during 2018. This partial transfer of Northamptonshire's claimants is reflected in the current statistics.

The UC & JSA Claimant Rate for Northamptonshire (July 2017) is 1.6% of the resident population aged 16-64. This is lower than the England average of 1.9%. Amongst the county's boroughs and districts, Corby has the highest Claimant Rate at 2.2% and South Northamptonshire the lowest (0.6%). A total of 7,315 people in Northamptonshire are claiming benefits due to unemployment. 60.5% of these claimants are male.

There are currently 6 LSOAs with 75 or more claimants, all of which are in an 'urban city and town' environment. These are :
Northampton 021F Town Centre : Rail Station, St James Retail Park, St Peter's Way, Drapery - 90 claimants
Northampton 021C Semilong & Barrack Rd : Marriot St, St George's St, Deal St, Sheep St area - 80 claimants
Daventry 008D Borough Hill, Trafalgar Way, Tovey Dr area, Long March, High March - 80 claimants
Northampton 017E Kings Heath : Park Drive, West Oval - 75 claimants
Kettering 007B Northfield Avenue (South), Silver Street area - 75 claimants
Daventry 007D Daventry Town Centre : High Street, Oxford Street - 75 claimants.

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