Unemployment claimants to April 2022
Unemployment claimant count data (released 17 May 2022 by the Department of Work and Pensions) shows that the number of people claiming unemployment-related benefits in Oxfordshire decreased slightly between March and April, from 10,275 to 10,060 (-2.1%).
By district in April 2022, the rate of unemployment claimants (as a percentage of the economically active population aged 16-64) was highest in Oxford City followed by Cherwell. By age group, the rate was highest for claimants aged 25-49 across Oxfordshire as a whole (though that pattern varies by individual District).
Change in unemployment claimants April-21 to April-22
|April 2021||April 2022||April 2021 to April 2022|
|Vale of White Horse||2,765||4.0%||1,760||2.5%||-1.45|
Unemployment claimants by age group April-22
|Vale of White Horse||275||3.2%||1,055||2.7%||425||2.0%|
* per the economically active population (calculated as the ONS mid-2020 population estimate - aged 16-64 for the top table - multiplied by the proportion of the population that are economically active, as recorded by the 2011 Census); ppt=percentage point
1 To be eligible for Jobseeker's Allowance, an individual normally needs to be aged 18 or over. There are some exceptions to this rule, however, for individuals aged 16-17.
Data downloaded from www.nomisweb.co.uk (17 May 2022)