This paper contains claimant count figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole. 

The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance or not in work and claiming Universal Credit decreased by 400 or 0.1% between April and May 2016 to 746,100.

The unemployment rate was 5.0% in February-April 2016. The ILO measure of unemployment was 1.67 million people, down 20,000 or 1.2% from the previous quarter and down 148,000 or 8.1% from the previous year.

The number of people in employment was 31.59 million in February-April 2016, up 55,000 or 0.2% from the previous quarter and up 461,000 or 1.5% from the previous year. The employment rate was 74.2%, broadly the same as the previous quarter and the highest since comparable records began in 1971. 

Average weekly total pay in Great Britain increased by 2.0% in the three months to April 2016 compared with the previous year and the same as last month. Regular pay (excluding bonuses) grew by 2.3%. CPI inflation averaged 0.4% over the same period.

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