Unemployment: Regional - Commons Library Standard Note

Published 18 December 2014 | Standard notes SN02798

Authors: Daniel Harari

Topic: Unemployment

Over the period August to October 2014, the North East had the highest unemployment rate at 9.1% of the economically active population. The lowest rate was 4.6% in the South East. The UK average was 6.0%.

There were nine regions/countries which saw a decrease in the level of unemployment over the last quarter, with the largest being in London (down 22,000) followed by the North West (down 18,000).

The (seasonally adjusted) Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) claimant count decreased across all regions and countries between October and November 2014.

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