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Working age people on out of work benefits (148) Metric type Discontinued

uri
http://id.esd.org.uk/metricType/148
help text
This indicator measures the percentage of the working age population who are claiming out of work benefits. These benefits include the main out-of-work client group categories (unemployed people on Jobseekers Allowance, Lone Parents on Income Support, Incapacity Benefits customers, and others on income-related benefits) and exclude the carer, disabled and bereaved client groups who are not subject to labour market activation policies in the same way as other groups.

The working age population is defined as the sum of females aged 16-59 plus males aged 16-64. Dates relate to a single point in time, the reference date, and provide a snapshot of claims at that point. The reference date is the last day of the middle month of the quarterly period. Data are not seasonally adjusted so any comparisons should be made year on year. This was previously reported as NI 152.
modified
11 Jun 2019
also known as
  • NI 152 Working age people on out of work benefits
short label
Out of work benefits (working age population)
status
Discontinued
output precision
1
polarity
a low value is good
measure
Percentage of the working age population
dataset
Working age people on out of work benefits
collection
benefit claimants - working age client group
source
Nomis