New JSNA Bitesize on unemployment to August 2020

A new JSNA Bitesize is now available showing the change in unemployment data for Oxfordshire up to August 2020.

As of August 2020 there was a total of 17,755 claimants of unemployment benefits in Oxfordshire. This was 605 above the previous month (17,150 in July 2020).

This was equivalent to a rate of 4.1% (per population aged 16-64) in August 2020, below the England average (6.6) and highest in Oxford (4.6), Cherwell (4.3) and West Oxfordshire (4.1) districts.

As of 31 July 2020, there were 103,000 employed people in Oxfordshire supported by the Coronavirus Retention Scheme (furlough). The take up rate, of eligible employments, in the county was 29%, just under the regional and national averages (30% across the South East and 32% in England).