Unemployment claimants to February 2022
Unemployment claimant count data (released 15 March 2022 by the Department of Work and Pensions) shows that the number of people claiming unemployment-related benefits in Oxfordshire increased slightly between January 2022 and February 2022, from 10,670 to 10,765 (+0.9%).
By district in February 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 (except in Cherwell and Vale of White Horse).
Change in unemployment claimants Feb-21 to Feb-22
|Feb 2021||Feb 2022||Feb 2021 to Feb 2022|
|Vale of White Horse||2,815||4.1%||1,885||2.7%||-1.34|
Unemployment claimants by age group Feb-22
|Vale of White Horse||290||3.4%||1,135||2.9%||460||2.2%|
* 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 (15 March 2022)