Unemployment dashboard

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.

Whilst the percentage of people claiming unemployment benefits  in Oxfordshire has remained below the national and regional level, the rate of increase was higher. The number of claimants of unemployment related benefits increased by 115% in Oxfordshire compared to 98% in the South East during the period of February 2002 to February 2012. The rate of increase for the ten year period was highest in Cherwell (141%) and West Oxfordshire (140%). 

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.

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.

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