The Sheffield claimant count reduced by 280 during November, latest figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed.
The total number of people claiming out-of-work benefits for the principle reason of being unemployed stood at 7,985, down from 8,265 in October 2018 – a 4.8% reduction.
NOMIS data indicates there were 11.0% fewer individuals claiming out-of-work benefits in Sheffield than in November 2017 when the claimant count stood at 8,795.
Of those claiming out-of-work benefits in November 2018, 1,595 (22.5%) were in the 16-24 age category, 4,865 (54.7%) were aged 25-49 and 2,065 (25.2%) were over 50.
Of those claiming out-of-work benefits, 5,155 (66.6%) were male and 2,830 (33.4%) were female.
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