202016Jul

Claimant Count

Delighted that the total number of unemployed claimants in Chippenham constituency is just 1.1% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 515th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.)

The total number of claimants (both Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit) is 14 lower than in June 2015 and 35 lower than in May 2016.

Youth unemployment is falling too with 115 claimants aged 18-24 in Chippenham constituency in June 2016, 30 lower than in June 2015.