Out of work benefits
Claimants of unemployment related benefits including Employment and Support Allowance and other incapacity benefits, and Income Support and Pension Credit.
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- Release date:
- 17 May 2017
- Next release:
- 14 June 2017
What's in the bulletin?
- There were 31.95 million people in work, 122,000 more than for October to December 2016 and 381,000 more than for a year earlier.
- The employment rate (the proportion of people aged from 16 to 64 who were in work) was 74.8%, the highest since comparable records began in 1971.
- There were 1.54 million unemployed people (people not in work but seeking and available to work), 53,000 fewer than for October to December 2016 and 152,000 fewer than for a year earlier.
Datasets related to Out of work benefits
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Experimental estimates of the Claimant Count including Jobseeker's Allowance and out of work Universal Credit claimants.
Experimental estimates of the Claimant Count by age group.
Claimant Count revisions triangle. The Claimant Count measures the number of people claiming unemployment related benefits.
Main out of work benefits. This table is usually updated four times a year in February, May, August and November.
Jobseeker's Allowance claimants.
Jobseeker’s Allowance by age and duration.
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Methodology related to Out of work benefits
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