Unemployment claimants to March 2022
Unemployment claimant count data (released 12 April 2022 by the Department of Work and Pensions) shows that the number of people claiming unemployment-related benefits in Oxfordshire decreased slightly between February 2022 and March 2022, from 10,580 to 10,455 (-1.2%).
By district in March 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 March-21 to March-22
|March 2021||March 2022||March 2021 to March 2022|
|Vale of White Horse||2,815||4.1%||1,805||2.6%||-1.46|
Unemployment claimants by age group March-22
|Vale of White Horse||280||3.3%||1,075||2.7%||450||2.1%|
* 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 (12 April 2022)