Unemployment claimants to May 2022
Unemployment claimant count data (released 14 June 2022 by the Department of Work and Pensions) shows that the number of people claiming unemployment-related benefits in Oxfordshire decreased slightly between April and May, from 10,060 to 9,620 (-4.4%).
By district in May 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 May-21 to May-22
|May 2021||May 2022||May 2021 to May 2022|
|Vale of White Horse||2,520||3.6%||1,710||2.5%||-1.17|
Unemployment claimants by age group May-22
|Vale of White Horse||270||3.2%||1,025||2.6%||410||1.9%|
* 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 (14 June 2022)