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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Resident based jobseeker’s allowance by Welsh Economic Region and year (not seasonally adjusted)
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YearData are annual averages for each calendar year. [Filter]
[Collapse]LevelThe number of people claiming jobseekers allowance.[Collapse]Rate (residence based)The number of people claiming benefits as a percentage of the population aged 16-64.
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19912,291,94223,0784,80625,17760,109113,1696.25.84.26.36.96.3
19922,778,59127,4845,54427,55466,598127,1817.66.94.86.97.67.1
19932,919,22428,3835,85627,89469,005131,1368.07.15.07.07.97.3
19942,636,47826,0795,39426,00763,257120,7367.26.54.66.57.36.8
19952,325,64523,7634,99923,55455,476107,7916.35.94.25.96.46.0
19962,122,24523,4434,67622,91151,637102,6675.75.83.95.85.95.7
19971,602,44217,8513,58918,92639,94380,3084.34.42.94.84.64.5
19981,362,34015,4673,31116,04334,99769,8153.73.82.74.04.03.9
19991,263,00114,3303,24415,48731,83464,8943.43.52.63.93.63.6
20001,102,25712,7702,89614,29327,90957,8702.93.12.33.63.23.2
2001982,99811,6812,58712,29325,26351,8232.62.82.13.12.92.9
2002958,75910,3242,22811,18823,86047,5992.52.51.82.82.72.6
2003945,8949,3542,09410,79522,85545,0972.52.21.72.72.52.4
2004866,1448,2901,9049,51121,03140,7352.22.01.52.32.32.2
2005874,4178,5181,8139,20022,18141,7132.22.01.42.22.42.2
2006956,7329,3492,0139,30924,00144,6712.42.21.62.22.62.4
2007872,9598,7881,7788,50121,95941,0232.22.11.42.02.32.1
2008912,0249,7861,8238,92025,22345,7502.32.31.42.12.72.4
20091,535,60515,5732,97815,30743,58377,4373.83.62.33.64.64.0
20101,502,68315,2622,66314,24141,28273,4473.73.62.13.34.33.8
20111,539,69515,0422,82014,47442,72175,0553.83.52.23.44.53.9
20121,589,58015,5942,89714,82446,41979,7353.93.72.33.54.94.1
20131,423,37115,0732,51213,80741,61273,0043.53.62.0(r) Mae\'r eitem ddata wedi\'i diwygio ers ei chyhoeddi yn wreiddiol yn StatsCymru. Efallai nad adlewyrchir y diwygiad yn y gwerth wedi\'i dalgrynnu3.34.43.8
20141,031,26511,4391,79911,11832,53456,8892.5(r) Mae\'r eitem ddata wedi\'i diwygio ers ei chyhoeddi yn wreiddiol yn StatsCymru. Efallai nad adlewyrchir y diwygiad yn y gwerth wedi\'i dalgrynnu2.81.42.63.43.0
2015740,3618,1741,4139,02424,81243,4241.82.01.1(r) Mae\'r eitem ddata wedi\'i diwygio ers ei chyhoeddi yn wreiddiol yn StatsCymru. Efallai nad adlewyrchir y diwygiad yn y gwerth wedi\'i dalgrynnu2.22.62.3
2016577,8065,8039897,04118,71932,5481.41.40.81.7(r) Mae\'r eitem ddata wedi\'i diwygio ers ei chyhoeddi yn wreiddiol yn StatsCymru. Efallai nad adlewyrchir y diwygiad yn y gwerth wedi\'i dalgrynnu2.01.7
2017485,9744,3797465,66514,53325,3241.21.10.6(r) Mae\'r eitem ddata wedi\'i diwygio ers ei chyhoeddi yn wreiddiol yn StatsCymru. Efallai nad adlewyrchir y diwygiad yn y gwerth wedi\'i dalgrynnu1.41.51.3
2018416,1213,6547974,53611,45620,4431.00.90.71.11.21.1
2019225,0032,2024342,6945,45610,7860.50.50.4(r) Mae\'r eitem ddata wedi\'i diwygio ers ei chyhoeddi yn wreiddiol yn StatsCymru. Efallai nad adlewyrchir y diwygiad yn y gwerth wedi\'i dalgrynnu0.70.60.6
2020278,7412,6035742,6565,92611,7570.70.60.50.60.60.6
2021The rates for 2021 have been calculated using 2020 mid-year population estimates200,1451,7583461,7874,0427,9320.50.40.30.40.40.4
2022The rates for 2022 have been calculated using 2021 mid-year population estimates107,6589801791,0522,1724,3840.30.20.20.30.20.2
2023The rates for 2023 have been calculated using 2022 mid-year population estimates(p) The data item is provisional.95,952(p) Dros dro yw\'r eitem ddata hon934(p) Dros dro yw\'r eitem ddata hon198(p) Dros dro yw\'r eitem ddata hon928(p) Dros dro yw\'r eitem ddata hon1,971(p) The data item is provisional.4,029(p) The data item is provisional.0.2(p) Dros dro yw\'r eitem ddata hon0.2(p) Dros dro yw\'r eitem ddata hon0.2(p) Dros dro yw\'r eitem ddata hon0.2(p) Dros dro yw\'r eitem ddata hon0.2(p) The data item is provisional.0.2

Metadata

Title

Residence based claimant count by Welsh economic region (not seasonally adjusted)

Last update

1 February 2024 1 February 2024

Next update

February 2025

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Jobcentre Plus Administrative System, Department for Work and Pensions

Contact email

economic.stats@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description

These data are counts of all persons claiming unemployment-related benefits i.e. Jobseeker’s Allowance.

Data collection and calculation

The data are annual averages and are NOT seasonally adjusted. Rates given in this dataset are expressed as percentages of the resident population aged 16-64.

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

1991 to 2023

Statistical quality

There are two standard measures of unemployment used in official UK statistics the UK, namely the claimant count and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) unemployment measure. The measures are different and are each subject to advantages and disadvantages.
The former is a count of all persons claiming unemployment-related benefits. As such it is not subject to sampling variability and can therefore be disaggregated to very high levels of detail. However, it excludes those who are unemployed who are not eligible to claim (for example those out of work but whose partner works), and those who do not wish to claim.
The ILO measure, which is a count of those who are out of work and want a job, have actively sought work in the last 4 weeks and are available to start work in the next two weeks; plus those who are out of work, have found a job and are waiting to start in the next 2 weeks, is a more encompassing measure of unemployment. However, as the data come from a survey, the results are sample-based estimates and therefore subject to differing degrees of sampling variability, i.e. the true value for any measure lies in a differing range about the estimated value. This range or sampling variability increases as the detail in the data increases, for example local authority data are subject to higher variability than Wales data.
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Keywords

Claimant count; Unemployment