This table provides information on the long-term unemployed, classed as those who have been unemployed and claiming Job Seekers Allowance benefits for over six months. Job Seekers Allowance claimant count records the number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) and National Insurance credits at Jobcentre Plus local offices. People claiming JSA must declare that they are out of work, capable of, available for and actively seeking work during the week in which the claim is made. Please note the rates were revised in August 2010. The percentage figures express the number of claimants resident in an area as a percentage of the working age population resident in that area. Working age is defined as 16-64 year old. The working age population figures used to calculate claimant count proportions are derived from the mid-year population estimates.
More information can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/lms/labour-market-statistics/november-2012/guide-to-labour-market-statistics.html#tab-Claimant-Count
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Date of Production: 2014-05-19