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Dataset details: Claimant Count and Vacancies datasetThis product is designated as National Statistics

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NOTE: Jobcentre Vacancies series (formerly published at Tables 6 to 9 of this dataset) have been removed from the dataset because the series have been discontinued. In order to preserve continuity of table numbering, the Vacancy Survey series, which were published at Tables 10 to 13, now appear at Tables 6 to 9 of this dataset.

This dataset contains series for the Claimant Count (which measures the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance) and Vacancies. The dataset is overwritten every month and it therefore always contains the latest published data. Claimant Count and vacancies estimates are also available in spreadsheet format at: 

  • CLA01: Claimant Count summary. (298.5 Kb Excel sheet) The table provides estimates of the number of people claiming benefits principally for the reason of being unemployed; since October 1996 this has been the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA).

  • CLA02: Claimant Count by age and duration. (475.5 Kb Excel sheet) The table provides estimates of the number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance (JSA) by age, sex and duration of claim.

For most customers these spreadsheets are likely to be the most convenient way of accessing the data.

The Time Series dataset facility is primarily designed for users who wish to customise their own datasets. For example, users can use the Time Series Dataset facility to create a single spreadsheet including claimant count and vacancies series, rather than extracting the required data from the separate spreadsheets published on the website.

Dataset dimensions

  1. Date
  2. Publication
  3. CDID
Metadata field Value
Designation National Statistics
Published date 14 August 2013
Coverage UK
Geographic breakdown UK
Source Vacancy Survey

Owner

Bob Watson
Telephone number +44 (0)1633 455070
Email address bob.watson@ons.gsi.gov.uk
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