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  • 19 January 2017
    New unemployment data for December 2016
    Unemployment figures (Claimant Count, Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)) for December 2016 were released on Wednesday 17 January 2017 by the Department of Works and Pensions, and are now available in profiles, tables and maps. Figures shown use the new 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&geoTypeId=
    Table: http://observatory.kirklees.gov.uk/dataviews/view?viewId=555

    The unemployment total for Kirklees in December 2016 was 5,385 or 2.0% of 16-64 year old population (England 1.8%). This represents a decrease of -115 on the previous month, and an increase of +15 claimants on the same time last year. The number unemployed January 2008 to date peaked in February 2013 (13,440). In the Leeds City Region York has the lowest unemployment (0.7%), with Bradford the highest (2.7%).

    Youth unemployment (18-24) stood at 1,265 or 3.1% of the population aged 18-24 (England 2.6), this is down -60 from last month and +15 higher than the same time last year. Over the period July 2015 to June 2016, 1,942 decisions to apply a sanction or claim disallowed ('adverse') were taken by Kirklees Jobcentres, an average of 162 per month (Source: Gov.uk).

    There are two ways of measuring unemployment. The alternative method to the claimant count is the Annual Population Survey which is less accurate, but counts people who are not eligible for benefit that are out of work and actively seeking work. In Kirklees the latest model-based unemployment figure was 11,900 or 5.8% of those aged 16 and over and economically active (England 5.0%). However, confidence intervals reveal that the true number unemployed for Kirklees could lie between 9,800 and 14,000 (4.9% to 6.9%), so this helps to show why this measure is not often quoted; nevertheless the trend has been downwards, and the latest figure for people surveyed between October 2015 and September 2016 is statistically significantly lower than October 2012-September 2012.

  • 10 January 2017
    2016 KS2 pupil attainment data
    Key Stage 2 results for the following indicators have been created with 2016 data; due to changes to the way pupil attainment is measured the indicators are not compatible with KS2 measures provided in previous years.

    Pupils at the end of Key Stage 2
    Pupils reaching the expected standard in reading at Key Stage 2 (%)
    Pupils reaching the expected standard in grammar, punctuation and spelling at Key Stage 2 (%)
    Pupils reaching the expected standard in maths at Key Stage 2 (%)
    Average scaled score in reading at Key Stage 2
    Average scaled score in maths at Key Stage 2

    The source of the data is Kirklees Council and Department of Education Performance Tables.

    Click on this link to access tables and maps: http://observatory.kirklees.gov.uk/dataviews/view?viewId=172
    Click on this link to access profiles: http://observatory.kirklees.gov.uk/profiles/profile?profileId=260
  • 21 December 2016
    Kirklees Factsheets 2016 now available
    The 2016 edition of the Kirklees Factsheets are now available at: http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/information-and-data/kirklees-information.aspx There are 13 factsheets in total containing population, maps, and other useful information about Kirklees as a whole. The 13 factsheets are:

    The Kirklees district
    Political profile
    Population and housing
    Housing, planning and regeneration
    Environment
    Local economy
    Social profile
    Education and leisure
    Health
    Older people
    Minority ethnic groups
    Disability
    Local authority resources
  • 15 December 2016
    New unemployment data for November 2016
    Unemployment figures (Claimant Count, Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)) for November 2016 were released on Wednesday 14 December 2016 by the Department of Works and Pensions, and are now available in profiles, tables and maps. Figures shown use the new 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&geoTypeId=
    Table: http://observatory.kirklees.gov.uk/dataviews/view?viewId=555

    The unemployment total for Kirklees in November 2016 was 5,500 or 2.0% of 16-64 year old population (England 1.8%). This represents a decrease of -100 on the previous month, and a decrease of -165 claimants on the same time last year. The number unemployed January 2008 to date peaked in February 2013 (13,440). In the Leeds City Region York has the lowest unemployment (0.7%), with Bradford the highest (2.8%).

    Youth unemployment (18-24) stood at 1,325 or 3.3% of the population aged 18-24 (England 2.7), this is down -85 from last month and + 70 higher than the same time last year. Over the period July 2015 to June 2016, 1,942 decisions to apply a sanction or claim disallowed ('adverse') were taken by Kirklees Jobcentres, an average of 162 per month (Source: Gov.uk).

    There are two ways of measuring unemployment. The alternative method to the claimant count is the Annual Population Survey which is less accurate, but counts people who are not eligible for benefit that are out of work and actively seeking work. In Kirklees the latest model-based unemployment figure was 12,300 or 5.9% of those aged 16 and over and economically active (England 5.1%). However, confidence intervals reveal that the true number unemployed for Kirklees could lie between 10,300 and 14,300 (4.9% to 6.9%), so this helps to show why this measure is not often quoted. This figure is for people surveyed between July 2015 and June 2016.

  • 21 November 2016
    New unemployment data for October 2016
    Unemployment figures (Claimant Count, Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)) for October 2016 were released on Wednesday 16 November 2016 by the Department of Works and Pensions, and are now available in profiles, tables and maps. Figures shown use the new 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&geoTypeId=
    Table: http://observatory.kirklees.gov.uk/dataviews/view?viewId=555

    The unemployment total for Kirklees in October 2016 was 5,600 or 2.1% of 16-64 year old population (England 1.8%). This represents a decrease of -55 on the previous month, and a decrease of -25 claimants on the same time last year. The number unemployed January 2008 to date peaked in February 2013 (13,440). In the Leeds City Region York has the lowest unemployment (0.7%), with Bradford the highest (2.8%).

    Youth unemployment (18-24) stood at 1,410 or 3.5% of the population aged 18-24 (England 2.7, this is down -5 from last month and + 30 higher than the same time last year. Over the period April 2015 to March 2016, 2,374 decisions to apply a sanction or claim disallowed ('adverse') were taken by Kirklees Jobcentres, an average of 198 per month (Source: Gov.uk).

    There are two ways of measuring unemployment. The alternative method to the claimant count is the Annual Population Survey which is less accurate, but counts people who are not eligible for benefit that are out of work and actively seeking work. In Kirklees the latest model-based unemployment figure was 12,300 or 5.9% of those aged 16 and over and economically active (England 5.1%). However, confidence intervals reveal that the true number unemployed for Kirklees could lie between 10,300 and 14,300 (4.9% to 6.9%), so this helps to show why this measure is not often quoted. This figure is for people surveyed between July 2015 and June 2016.

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