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    Research Briefing

    People claiming unemployment benefits by constituency, November 2018

    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, October 2018

    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 2018

    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. The unemployment rate of 4.0% in June-August 2018 was the joint lowest rate since 1975. Despite falling slightly from the last quarter, the employment rate remains at a very high level historically while the inactivity rate remains at a very low level. The growth in average weekly pay excluding bonuses (not adjusting for inflation) was the highest since January 2009. Despite this, after adjusting for inflation, earnings remain below levels seen before the 2008 downturn.

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    Research Briefing

    People claiming unemployment benefits by constituency, August 2018

    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. The unemployment rate of 4.0% in May-July 2018 was the joint lowest rate since 1975, while the employment rate remains at a very high level historically and the inactivity rate remains at a very low level. Average weekly pay both including and excluding bonuses grew faster than prices, although the growth in earnings remains relatively weak.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    People claiming unemployment benefits by constituency, July 2018

    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. The unemployment rate of 4.0% in April-June 2018 was at its lowest level since 1975, while the employment rate remains at a very high level and the inactivity rate was at a very low level. The growth in earnings was relatively weak. Average weekly pay excluding bonuses grew faster than prices, while pay including bonuses grew at a similar rate to prices.

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    Research Briefing

    People claiming unemployment benefits by constituency, June 2018

    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. The UK employment rate was at a record high of 75.7% in March-May 2018, the inactivity rate was at a joint record low of 21.0% and the unemployment rate was at its joint lowest level since 1975 at 4.2%. Average weekly pay grew slightly faster than prices, both including and excluding bonuses.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    People claiming unemployment benefits by constituency, May 2018

    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, April 2018

    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. The UK employment rate climbed to a new record high of 75.6% in January-March 2018, the inactivity rate fell to a new record low of 21.0% and the unemployment rate was at its lowest level since 1975. Average weekly pay excluding bonuses grew slightly faster than prices for the first time in over a year, although there was slower growth in average pay including bonuses.

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    Research Briefing

    People claiming unemployment benefits by constituency, March 2018

    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. There was a modest increase in employment and a small fall in unemployment over the past quarter. The rate of average earnings growth continued to increase, although annual growth in average earnings remained slightly below CPI inflation.

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    Insight

    Has labour market data become less reliable?

    The ONS’s labour market data release was partially cancelled in October 2023 because survey response rates were too low for the data to be reliable.

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    Research Briefing

    People claiming unemployment benefits by constituency, January 2017

    This paper was formerly called "Unemployment by Constituency". It contains claimant count figures for parliamentary constituencies, 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, February 2018

    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. There was a large increase in employment in November 2017-January 2018 compared to the previous quarter, although unemployment also increased. Average weekly pay continued to increase more slowly than prices.

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    Debate Pack

    Epetition debate relating to Carer’s Allowance

    There will be an epetition debate on increasing payments of Carer's Allowance to the minimum wage on Monday 22 April. This debate will take place in Westminster Hall and has been sponsored by Christina Rees MP.

  • House of Commons Library

    Research Briefing

    People claiming unemployment benefits by constituency, January 2018

    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, December 2017

    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, November 2017

    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, October 2017

    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.