Unemployment Bulletin August 2014

About This Report:

The monthly unemployment bulletin contains a range of unemployment related statistics, covering Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The JSA claimant data in this bulletin is available down to ward level. The JSA data is also available broken down by the detailed ethnic groups down to Local Authority level.

The population figures used to calculate residence-based proportions (rates) have changed from working age (16-59f/64m) to aged 16-64 for both males and females. This change affects rates from July 2010 so rates are not currently comparable to previous dates.

Unemployment Dashboard

Unemployment data for the sub-region is also available in interactive Tableau dashboard containing historical claimant count data back to July 2010:

Unemployment Dashboard

N.B. Dashboards require Internet Explorer 8 and above or a comparable browser.

Employment Dashboard

In addition, the annual Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES) provides data on the total number of people in employment by full/part time and industry.

Business Register and Employment Survey

Economic Growth

A quarterly two-page Economic Growth dashboard is also now available which summarises data on claimant count, NEET and ILO unemployment data.

Economic Growth dashboard

Between now and the summer, all data currently covered by the bulletin will be migrated over to dashboards, at which point the report will move to a quarterly commentary paper that coincides with the release of ILO data.

A detailed commentary of the national picture is available from the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion

Archived versions of the Unemployment Bulletin can be found here