• Dec 2020 16,795 are now claiming unemployment related benefits in Wolverhampton, 7,000 more people than at the start of the pandemic.
  • 3,235 are18-24 years old, and 18% of males in this age group.

https://insight.wolverhampton.gov.uk/Home/Report/893f663a-737f-4295-b376-84241fbedbe7 then select claimant count in report section. 

local job vacancies

local statistics also https://www.ons.gov.uk/help/localstatistics

 Unemployment statistics can be found here http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/taxonomy/index.html?nscl=Labour+Market

  •  Nov 2020 16,990 are now claiming unemployment related benefits in Wolverhampton
  • 3,325 are18-24 years old, and over 18% of males in this age group.
  • Oct 20 - 16,940 people in Wolverhampton are unemployment claimants = 10.4% (English average 6.3%) is the highest in the West Midlands and up from 5.9% (9,650) a year before.
  • 3,350 young people 18-24 are unemployed here 15.7%, with male unemployment in this age group at 18.5% (it stood at 10%, a year before)

Sept 2020 - massive hike in local unemployment

 17,280 people in Wolverhampton are unemployment claimants = 10.6% (England average 6.6%), and is the highest in the West Midlands and up from 5.9% the year before. It is also one of the highest rates in England. Male unemployment in this group is 12.7%.

3,380 young people 18-24 are unemployed here a chart-topping rate of 15.9% (England average 9.4%), with male unemployment in this age group at 18.6%

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The total number of unemployed claimants in Wolverhampton South West constituency in January 2017 was 1,985.
This represents a rate of 4.9% of the economically active population aged 16-64, the 42nd highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.4%.
The number of claimants in Wolverhampton South West constituency is 70 higher than January 2016 and 45 higher than December 2016.
There were 360 claimants aged 18-24 in January 2017, 25 lower than January 2016.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Wolverhampton South West constituency in December 2016 was 1,955.
This represents a rate of 4.9% of the economically active population aged 16-64, the 40th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.4%.
The number of claimants in Wolverhampton South West constituency is 225 higher than December 2015 and 35 lower than November 2016.
There were 370 claimants aged 18-24 in December 2016, 25 higher than December 2015.

The total number of unemployed claimants in Wolverhampton South West constituency in November 2016 was 1,990.
This represents a rate of 5.0% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 38th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.4%.
This includes 1,541 people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance and 449 people claiming Universal Credit who were required to seek work.
The total number of claimants (both Jobseeker's Allowance and Universal Credit) is 243 higher than in November 2015 and 52 lower than in October 2016.
There were 380 claimants aged 18-24 in Wolverhampton South West constituency in November 2016, 20 higher than in November 2015. (Figures for 18-24 year olds are rounded to the nearest 5.) 

The total number of unemployed claimants in Wolverhampton South West constituency in October 2016 was 2,055. This represents a rate of 5.1% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 36th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.4%.  This includes 1,579 people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance and 476 people claiming Universal Credit who were required to seek work.  The total number of claimants (both Jobseeker's Allowance and Universal Credit) is 221 higher than in October 2015 and 25 higher than in September 2016. There were 410 claimants aged 18-24 in Wolverhampton South West constituency in October 2016, 25 higher than in October 2015. (Figures for 18-24 year olds are rounded to the nearest 5.)

The total number of unemployed claimants in Wolverhampton South West constituency in September 2016 was 2,033.  This represents a rate of 5.1% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 40th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.)  The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.4%.  This includes 1,613 people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance, and 420 people claiming Universal Credit who were required to seek work.  The total number of claimants (both Jobseeker's Allowance and Universal Credit) is 130 higher than in September 2015, and 15 lower than in August 2016.  There were 405 claimants aged 18-24 in Wolverhampton South West constituency in September 2016, 10 lower than in September 2015.  (Figures for 18-24 year olds are rounded to the nearest 5.)

 

May 2016
Wolverhampton was up 40 to 6,570 (4.1 per cent)
In the West Midlands the number out of work was up by 8,000 for the three months, but for the year is down by 24,000.

The numbers claiming Jobseeker's Allowance and other unemployment benefits in the region rose 390 to 80,745 – 2.3 per cent of the working population – last month.

London is creating jobs at three times the rate of the West Midlands according to new analysis published by the TUC

(July 2015) The analysis shows that between 2010 and 2014 jobs growth in London (11.5 percent) was more than twice as fast as the UK as a whole (5.1 per cent) and three times as fast as the West Midlands (3.7 per cent).

In 2013 economic activity in the West Midlands accounted for 7.2 per cent of the value of the entire UK economy, which is the same as in 2010 but down from 8 per cent in 1997.

In 2014 the West Midlands accounted for 8.4. per cent of UK jobs, down from 8.5 per cent in 2010 and 9 per cent in 1997.

Midlands TUC Regional Secretary Lee Barron said:

“We need a recovery that works for the whole of the UK, but cuts to infrastructure and services have hit places that are most in need of investment. We now have an unbalanced recovery that is too concentrated in London, too dependent on families getting into debt, and too focused on jobs in low-paid service industries.

“The West Midlands has great strengths in industries such as manufacturing that can really power growth and quality jobs that will truly rebalance our economy across the country. However, the region won’t make the most of this strength and opportunity unless they are supported by investment in skills, infrastructure and decent public services – but the Chancellor’s extreme cuts will mean pulling the plug.

“We need a better economic plan that prioritises balanced growth across all of the UK by targeting investment to communities that are most in need of modern infrastructure and more decent jobs.

 

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Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) claimant rates Feb 14

Wolverhampton 10,528    6.6%

Black Country        38,019     5.3%

West Midlands      131,334    3.7%

England            1,002,092    2.9%

 

January 2014 - In Wolverhampton the claimant count rose by 315 as seasonal jobs came to an end after Christmas to 10,557, or 6.6 per cent of the city's working population - more than double the national claimant rate of 3 per cent and the highest figure in the West Midlands.

April 2012: Jobless queues in Wolverhampton are getting longer; across the West Midlands, unemployment fell by 3,000 to 239,000, while the national total dipped by 35,000 in the quarter to February, giving a jobless rate of 8.3 per cent.  In Wolverhampton, the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance rose by 44 to 12,354, or 8.1 per cent of the borough’s working population – the highest in the region and way above the national average claimant rate of 4.9 per cent. 

 

Total number of people claiming JSA for at least 12 months in West Midlands
Dec 2007      18,175
Dec 2008      15,210
Dec 2009      29,390
Nov 2010      31,240      105% increase since Dec 2008; 6% increase since Dec 2009   source: www.nomisweb.co.uk

The latest long-term unemployment figures can be found in table 9 of the ONS labour market statistics January 2011, available HERE

- The TUC analysis is available HERE