December 2017 data released
The monthly update of the Claimant Count and ONS Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) series took place at 09:30 on 24 January 2018 with the release of new data for December 2017. The full list of updates is given below.
Universal Credit in Northern Ireland
The roll-out of Universal Credit to Northern Ireland started, on a phased basis, with new claimants from the Limavady area from 27 September 2017. Unfortunately, initially DWP were not able to supply information for Northern Ireland Universal Credit claimants.
This information has now been included with the Claimant Count, in time for the release of the December statistics, including figures for the missing periods. Consequently there have been small revisions to the counts for October and November to include the additional claimants.
All future releases are expected to include the appropriate Universal Credit claimants for Northern Ireland, alongside the remaining claimants of Jobseeker's Allowance.
Denominators used for Claimant Count and Jobseeker's Allowance have been updated to reflect the latest mid-2016 population estimates for Westminster parliamentary constituencies, Scottish parliamentary constituencies and 2011 Travel to work areas.
Accessing the data
For local areas use either the Local Authority Profile, local Enterprise Partnership Profile, Combined Authority Profile, Parliamentary Constituency Profile, or Ward Profile depending on the type of area for which you want figures.
Detailed statistics: The complete datasets updated in this release are available under the claimant count or JSA series in the query data tool.
New December 2017 and revised November 2017 data has been added to:
- Claimant count seasonally adjusted
- Claimant count by sex and age
Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA figures no longer appear in the profiles)
New December 2017 data has been added to:
- Jobseeker's Allowance with rates and proportions- Jobseeker's Allowance by age and duration
- Jobseeker's Allowance by age and duration with proportions
- Jobseeker's Allowance by occupation
- Jobseeker's Allowance by occupation, age and duration
- Jobseeker's Allowance flows
- Jobseeker's Allowance flows by age and duration
- Jobseeker's Allowance flows by occupation
- Jobseeker's Allowance flows - seasonally adjusted
- Jobseeker's Allowance on-flows by occupation and age
- Jobseeker's Allowance off-flows by occupation, age and duration
- Jobseeker's Allowance off-flows by reason, age and duration
- Jobseeker's Allowance off-flows by reason and occupation
- Jobseeker's Allowance off-flows by reason, occupation, age and duration
- Jobseeker's Allowance seasonally adjusted
New November 2017 data has been added to:
- Jobseeker's Allowance stocks and flows by ethnicity, age and duration