Unemployment 2017-2018

Unemployment rates for Milton Keynes, including links to unemployment reports.

Unemployment Figures 2017

The number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) in Milton Keynes fluctuated across 2017.  April saw the greatest number of claimants (2,139 individuals) whilst December saw the lowest (1,796 individuals).  The JSA claimant rate in Milton Keynes was consistently higher than the rate in the South East region and across the South East Midlands Local Enterprise area.

Further detail can be found in the spreadsheet JSA Claimants 2017 by month

Unemployment Figures 2018 – Monthly unemployment reports

Each month an unemployment report is produced giving detailed unemployment rates and counts for Milton Keynes borough and individual wards within Milton Keynes.  The report also provides information on unemployment by age and duration as well as detail on recent job postings.

Out of Work Benefits Data

Data on people claiming all out of work benefits is also available. This includes claimants of Jobseekers Allowance benefit but also other out of work benefits including employment support allowance and incapacity benefit.  In November 2016, over 15,000 individuals (9.0% of the working age population) were claiming some type of benefit.  This compares to 10.7% in England and 8.4% in the South East.   Figures for 2017 are not yet available.  More detailed data can be viewed in the spreadsheet Out of work benefits claimants