Unemployment 2017

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

Latest Unemployment Figures

The number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) in Milton Keynes stood at 2,135 in May 2017.  This represents a JSA claimant rate of 1.3% which is slightly above the rate in both the UK (1.2%) and the South East (0.8%).

Milton Keynes May 2017:

  • Male: 1,258
  • Female: 877
  • Total: 2,135 (1.3%)

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. More detailed data can be viewed in the file below.