Unemployment claimants to September 2021

Unemployment claimant count data (released 12 October 2021 by the Department of Work and Pensions) shows that the number of people claiming unemployment-related benefits in Oxfordshire decreased between August and September 2021, from 13,440 to 13,080 (-2.7%).

By district in September 2021, the rate of unemployment claimants (as a percentage of the economically active population aged 16-64) was highest in Oxford City followed by Cherwell. By age group, the rate was highest in Oxfordshire (and England) for claimants aged 16-24.

Change in unemployment claimants Sep-20 to Sep-21

Sep 2020 Sep 2021 Sep 2020 to Sep 2021
count rate* count rate* ppt change
Cherwell 3990 5.2% 3125 4.1% -1.13
Oxford 4795 6.9% 3930 5.6% -1.24
South Oxfordshire 3080 4.3% 2165 3.0% -1.29
Vale of White Horse 2910 4.2% 2085 3.0% -1.19
West Oxfordshire 2530 4.5% 1780 3.1% -1.33
Oxfordshire 17305 5.1% 13080 3.8% -1.23
England 2262510 8.3% 1785985 6.6% -1.76

Unemployment claimants by age group Sep-21

16-24 25-49 50+
count rate* count rate* count rate*
Cherwell 545 5.9% 1,865 4.2% 710 3.0%
Oxford 590 4.5% 2,375 6.1% 965 6.0%
South Oxfordshire 320 3.7% 1,240 3.2% 605 2.6%
Vale of White Horse 335 3.9% 1,235 3.1% 515 2.4%
West Oxfordshire 310 4.4% 1,030 4.6% 435 2.4%
Oxfordshire 2,100 4.5% 7,750 4.0% 3,235 3.2%
England 311,130 8.3% 1,043,540 6.6% 431,280 5.7%

*per the economically active population (calculated as the ONS mid-2020 population estimate - aged 16-64 for the top table - multiplied by the proportion of the population that are economically active, as recorded by the 2011 Census); ppt=percentage point

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Data downloaded from www.nomisweb.co.uk (12 October 2021)

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