New JSNA Bitesize on unemployment to May 2020

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

As of May 2020, there was a total of 17,500 claimants of unemployment benefits in Oxfordshire.  This was 5,350 above the previous month (12,150 in April 2020).

Between March 2020 and May 2020, the number of claimants in Oxfordshire increased by 10,845 or 163%.  This was above each of the increases across England (+114%) and the South East (+150%).

The long-term trend is showing a much sharper increase than in 2008/09.

The increase in the number of claimants between March 2020 and May 2020 was highest in South Oxfordshire district.  The rate per population remains highest in Oxford and Cherwell.