Thursday, 17 November 2011

Job loss trend becomes clearer

The number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance in Hackney rose by 40 in October, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics published yesterday. It's not a big rise but, as the chart below shows (click on it to expand) while the size of the moves up and down may be calming down, there appears to be a solid upward trend.
In terms of actual numbers, there are now 11,243 JSA claimants, the majority in Hackney South.
In the meantime, as the number of unemployed increases, the level of staffing in Hackney Jobcentre Plus is falling.


  1. How did you get data for Hackney. Your link seemed to send me to reports that only broke down to Sub-National i.e. London. Which report shows data on each council e.g. Hackney. many thanks

  2. Hi sorry for the delay getting back to you. That link should take you to a list of tables which each show different sets of data. Check tables 16 an 17 - these are for local authorities and parliamentary constituencies respectively.

    I keep meaning to write the latest update to the employment situation. Any problems feel free to leave a comment on the latest posts as I'm more likely to see it.