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  • 23 February 2021
    Kirklees unemployment decreases by -170 in January 2021
    Unemployment figures (Claimant Count, Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)) for January 2021 were released on Tuesday 23 February 2021 by the Department of Works and Pensions, and are now available in profiles, tables, and maps. Figures shown use the headline 'Claimant Count' indicator introduced in October 2015, which counts the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance plus those who claim Universal Credit who are out of work.

    Profile: http://observatory.kirklees.gov.uk/profiles/profile?profileId=124
    Table: http://observatory.kirklees.gov.uk/dataviews/view?viewId=555

    The unemployment total for Kirklees in January 2021 was 18,130 or 6.7% of people aged 16 to 64 (England 6.3%). This is a decrease of -170 on the previous month, and an increase of +8,225 claimants on the same time last year; the lowest number of claimants in recent years was in December 2016 (5,380). The last time that unemployment was numerically this high was in May 1987 (18,305), though in January 1986 it reached 20,855. In the Leeds City Region Craven has the lowest unemployment (3.2%), with Bradford the highest (9.4%). The ward with the highest unemployment rate is Dewsbury West (10.0%), with Kirkburton the lowest at 2.7%.

    Youth unemployment (18-24) stood at 3,705 or 10.1% of the population aged 18-24 (England 8.9%), -80 lower than last month and +1,750 higher than the same time last year.

  • 26 January 2021
    Kirklees unemployment decreases by -335 in December 2020
    Unemployment figures (Claimant Count, Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)) for December 2020 were released on Tuesday 26 January 2020 by the Department of Works and Pensions, and are now available in profiles, tables, and maps. Figures shown use the headline 'Claimant Count' indicator introduced in October 2015, which counts the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance plus those who claim Universal Credit who are out of work.

    Profile: http://observatory.kirklees.gov.uk/profiles/profile?profileId=124
    Table: http://observatory.kirklees.gov.uk/dataviews/view?viewId=555

    The unemployment total for Kirklees in December 2020 was 18,300 or 6.7% of people aged 16 to 64 (England 6.4%). This is a decrease of -335 the previous month, and an increase of +8,565 claimants on the same time last year; the lowest number of claimants in recent years was in December 2016 (5,380). The last time that unemployment was numerically this high was in May 1987 (18,305), though in January 1986 it reached 20,855. In the Leeds City Region Craven has the lowest unemployment (3.3%), with Bradford the highest (9.4%). The ward with the highest unemployment rate is Dewsbury West (10.0%), with Kirkburton the lowest at 2.7%.

    Youth unemployment (18-24) stood at 3,785 or 10.3% of the population aged 18-24 (England 9.0%), -50 lower than last month and +1,835 higher than the same time last year.

  • 07 January 2021
    Kirklees unemployment little changed in November 2020
    Unemployment figures (Claimant Count, Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)) for November 2020 were released on Tuesday 15 December 2020 by the Department of Works and Pensions, and are now available in profiles, tables, and maps. Figures shown use the headline 'Claimant Count' indicator introduced in October 2015, which counts the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance plus those who claim Universal Credit who are out of work.

    Profile: http://observatory.kirklees.gov.uk/profiles/profile?profileId=124
    Table: http://observatory.kirklees.gov.uk/dataviews/view?viewId=555

    The unemployment total for Kirklees in November 2020 was 18,335 or 6.7% of people aged 16 to 64 (England 6.4%). This is a decrease of -45 the previous month, and an increase of +8,520 claimants on the same time last year; the lowest number of claimants in recent years was in December 2016 (5,380). The last time that unemployment was numerically this high was in May 1987 (18,305), though in January 1986 it reached 20,855. In the Leeds City Region Craven has the lowest unemployment (3.4%), with Bradford the highest (9.4%). The ward with the highest unemployment rate is Dewsbury West (10.0%), with Kirkburton the lowest at 2.9%.

    Youth unemployment (18-24) stood at 3,835 or 10.4% of the population aged 18-24 (England 9.2%), -70 lower than last month and +1,830 higher than the same time last year.

  • 13 November 2020
    Descriptive overview of the Kirklees District with maps and charts (update)
    This document contains a descriptive overview of the Kirklees District with maps and charts containing population, economic, ethnic groups, and other useful information about Kirklees as a whole. The document is updated annually.

    http://observatory.kirklees.gov.uk/resource/view?resourceId=4560

  • 10 November 2020
    Kirklees unemployment decreases by -520 to 18,380 (6.8%)
    Unemployment figures (Claimant Count, Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)) for October 2020 were released on Tuesday 10 November 2020 by the Department of Works and Pensions, and are now available in profiles, tables and maps. Figures shown use the headline 'Claimant Count' indicator introduced in October 2015, which counts the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance plus those who claim Universal Credit who are out of work.

    Profile: http://observatory.kirklees.gov.uk/profiles/profile?profileId=124
    Table: http://observatory.kirklees.gov.uk/dataviews/view?viewId=555

    The unemployment total for Kirklees in October 2020 was 18,380 or 6.8% of people aged 16 to 64 (England 6.4%). This is a decrease of -520 the previous month, and an increase of +8,625 claimants on the same time last year; the lowest number of claimants in recent years was in December 2016 (5,380). The last time that unemployment was numerically this high was in May 1987 (18,305), though in January 1986 it reached 20,855. In the Leeds City Region York has the lowest unemployment (3.4%), with Bradford the highest (9.4%). The ward with the highest unemployment rate is Dewsbury West (10.2%), with Kirkburton the lowest at 2.9%.

    Youth unemployment (18-24) stood at 3,905 or 10.6% of the population aged 18-24 (England 9.5%), -50 higher than last month and +1,890 higher than the same time last year.

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