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Summary: Claimants of Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) in the UK by Local Authority, August 2012

Released: 15 August 2012 Download PDF

The above map shows the proportions of people aged 16 to 64 claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) resident in local and unitary authorities in the UK.

You can also get an animated version of the map . This shows how these proportions have changed over time, along with proportions of men, women, youth and long term claimants of JSA. 

Source: Office for National Statistics

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