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JSNA – Monthly unemployment claimant count data

April 22, 2021

Monthly unemployment claimant count data (for March 2021), see article on Oxfordshire Insight.  This shows:

  • An increase for Oxfordshire, up from 17,155 claimants in February 2021 to 17,540 in March 2021 (+2%).
  • By district in March 2021, the rate of unemployment claimants (as a percentage of the economically active population aged 16-64) remains highest in Oxford City followed by Cherwell.
  • By age group, the rate remains highest in Oxfordshire (and England) for claimants aged 16-24.
  • Note that this does not include people on the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme, which is due to finish at the end of September 2021.  As of 31 January 2021, there were 50,500 furloughed employments in Oxfordshire, a take-up of 15% compared with 15% take-up across England.

You can explore claimant data for small areas and data by age using our interactive dashboard on Oxfordshire Insight.

Thank you to John Courouble and Alick Bird for their work on these updates.

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