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! Updated - Unemployment benefits data

20 September 2018

The latest ONS Claimant Count and Jobseekers Allowance Claimants data has also been updated for the period August 2018 and published via NOMIS. The data can be found on info4St.Helens via the Data and Resources section and Economy and Employment theme or by clicking the links below.


  • Unemployment benefits

  • Jobseekers Allowance Claimants

      Claimant count in St. Helens has remained around 2.8-3.0% over the past 12 months. NB. The rollout of Universal Credit (one of the indicators forming part of this measure) is more complete in the North West than the rest of England. St. Helens Claimant Count is in line with the North West average. JSA claimants which, had been steadily increasing since the beginning of the year have dropped over the last two months and now stand at 1.2% of the working age population, compared to 1.0% in the North West and 0.9% nationally.


      The next data update via NOMIS is 16th October 2018.

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