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    Research Briefing

    Youth unemployment statistics

    This paper presents the latest statistics on youth unemployment in the UK as well as comparisons with other EU countries.

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    Research Briefing

    UK Labour Market Statistics

    This paper provides the latest statistics and analysis of employment, unemployment, economic inactivity and earnings in the UK.

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    Research Briefing

    People claiming unemployment benefits by constituency

    This paper provides figures for the number of people claiming unemployment benefits (the “claimant count”) for the UK and by parliamentary constituency.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Unemployment by ethnic background

    This short paper summarises trends in unemployment rates and looks at how rates vary by ethnicity, age and sex.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    Coronavirus: Impact on the labour market

    This is the final version of this paper which tracks the impact of the coronavirus on the labour market from January-March 2020 to January-March 2022.

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    Research Briefing

    Employment by Country of Birth and Nationality

    This Commons Library briefing paper analyses data on employment in the UK by country of birth and nationality. The briefing compares data from 1997 to 2021 and explains how figures for employment by nationality can differ to those for employment by country of birth.

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    Research Briefing

    Universal Credit and the claimant count

    This briefing paper explains how Universal Credit has increased the number of people claiming unemployment benefits, by requiring a broader group of claimants to look for work than was the case under Jobseeker’s Allowance. In January 2019, the Department for Work and Pensions published an ‘alternative’ claimant count for the first time. This models what the claimant count would have been if Universal Credit had been fully in place since 2013.

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    Research Briefing

    People claiming unemployment benefits by constituency, October 2019

    This paper provides figures for the number of people claiming unemployment benefits (the “claimant count”) by parliamentary constituency, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.

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    Research Briefing

    People claiming unemployment benefits by constituency, September 2019

    This paper provides figures for the number of people claiming unemployment benefits (the “claimant count”) by parliamentary constituency, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    People claiming unemployment benefits by constituency, August 2019

    This paper provides figures for the number of people claiming unemployment benefits (the “claimant count”) by parliamentary constituency, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    People claiming unemployment benefits by constituency, July 2019

    This paper provides figures for the number of people claiming unemployment benefits (the “claimant count”) by parliamentary constituency, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.

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    Research Briefing

    People claiming unemployment benefits by constituency, June 2019

    This paper provides figures for the number of people claiming unemployment benefits (the “claimant count”) by parliamentary constituency, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole. In the latest quarter, there was a fall in unemployment levels and the unemployment rate remains at its joint lowest level since comparable records began in 1971. Despite employment levels increasing, the employment rate fell slightly from the previous quarter. Average pay continued to grow faster than inflation, with pay excluding bonuses growing at its fastest rate since 2008.

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    Research Briefing

    People claiming unemployment benefits by constituency, May 2019

    This paper provides figures for the number of people claiming unemployment benefits (the “claimant count”) by parliamentary constituency, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole.

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