Statistics: Sheffield Claimant Count for November 2018

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.

Sheffield Claimant Count Nov 18

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.

Sheffield Claimant Count Nov 18 (Age)

Of those claiming out-of-work benefits, 5,155 (66.6%) were male and 2,830 (33.4%) were female.

Sheffield Claimant Count Nov 18 (Gender)

Further information

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