Unemployment dashboard

Click here to view our interactive dashboard showing the unemployment rate, as a proportion of people aged 16-64, from 2004 to 2014. 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 quarterly data is available from the ‘Detailed statistics’ section of NOMIS.

Click here to open our job seeker's allowance dashboard. This dashboard uses Department for Work and Pensions data, available from NOMIS, to show the proportion of people aged 16-64 claiming unemployment-related benefits in Oxfordshire from January 2002 onwards. This is not as comprehensive as the ILO unemployment count (above) as it will not include those who are unemployed but are not eligible for, or do not wish to claim, job seeker's allowance.

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.

Job seeker's Allowance will in time be replaced by the Universal Credit.

More information about unemployment and the economy in the county can be found on the 'Economy' theme page.