The data comes from the Department of Work and Pension’s Working Age Client Group (WACG) data and includes people claiming the following benefits: Jobseeker’s Allowance Employment Support Allowance and Incapacity Benefits Lone Parent – Income Support Other Income related benefits Therefore the data includes people actively seeking work and also those who are unable work. The rate is the percentage of the working age population (16-64) claiming the out of work benefits noted above. Figures included here were downloaded from the NOMIS website. Figures are released each quarter with a lag of around 6 months.
Further information can be found here: http://www.nomisweb.co.uk/articles/820.aspx
Identification Number: PE180
Authoring Entity: NOMIS
Copyright: DWP Information Directorate
Date of Production: 2014-05-27