Click here to open the Unemployment dashboard.
This dashboard uses DWP data, available from NOMIS, to show the proportion of working age people (16-64) claiming unemployment related benefits in Oxfordshire from January 2002 onwards. This is not as comprehensive as the ILO unemployment count (below) as it will not include those who are unemployed but are not eligible for, or do not wish to claim, job seekers allowance. Jobseeker's Allowance will be in time be replaced by the Universal Credit.
The impact of the economic downturn that began in the autumn of 2007 is clearly visible in the dashboard. Use the slider to concentrate the chart on a set period of years.
Click here to view our interactive dashboard showing the ILO unemployment rate as a proportion of the working age population from 2004 to 2013. This is the Government's preferred measure of unemployment and refers to those without work as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). It is measured by the Annual Population Survey. Up to date LFS quarterly data is available from the ‘Detailed statistics’ section of Nomis.
More information about unemployment and the economy in the county can be found on the 'Economy' theme page.