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This paper presents labour market data for Parliamentary Constituencies. A summary of the latest national and regional labour market data is given, along with a selection of relevant constituency-level indicators including the latest Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) claimant count data.

The latest data show:

• Jobseekers Allowance claimant count unemployment increased by 12,400 in April 2011, compared with March, to 1.47 million people aged 18 or over. The number of female claimants of Jobseekers Allowance increased to 474,400, the highest figure since October 1996.

• The wider ILO-based measure of unemployment was 2.46 million in the period January-March 2011, a fall of 36,000 from the last quarter.

• In the year to March 2011, there were 145,000 working days lost to labour disputes – the lowest cumulative twelve months total since comparable records began in December 1931.

• This edition of Unemployment by Constituency looks at those constituencies with the largest changes in unemployment over the last year, as well as including the regular monthly analysis of the national figures, and maps and tables with unemployment statistics for every constituency.

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