Amount of Preston benefit claimants falls

Posted on - 16th June, 2011 - 9:55am | Author - | Posted in - Uncategorized


Benefit claimants in Preston are down from 3,015 last year to 2,953 this May, according to the Office of National Statistics.

The total number of unemployed over the UK has fallen by 88,000 in the last quarter and now stands at 2.43 million.

The ONS stated that the fall was mainly amongst those aged 16-24 years old, where the number of unemployed in the age group fell by 79,000, to reach the lowest figure since the three months to April 2009.

Figures for benefit claimants released by the ONS allow for a constituency-by-constituency breakdown. There are now 2,053 men and 900 women in Preston claiming unemployment benefits.

These figures put Preston in the top three of male and female claimants in Lancashire constituencies, with Blackburn having the highest amount of claimants.

Below I’ve created a map of all the constituency figures in Lancashire made available by the ONS. You can view total amount and percentage of claimants by gender, as well as the change in claimants from from April 2010 findings.

High amounts of claimants are indicated by red pins, moderate by yellow pins, and low by green pins.

View Unemployment Benefit Claimants in Lancashire in a larger map

You can read the full list of UK-wide data here.

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