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UNEMPLOYMENT BULLETIN NOVEMBER 2014
Job Seekers Allowance Claimants – Working Age
This bulletin looks at three different measures of unemployment. The first uses working age
population as a denominator. This measure was used to measure the former National Indicators
NI152 and NI153 and is often quoted within the Council.
Direction of Direction of
% Change
% Change
(Annual)
(Monthly)
Nov 13
No.
Nov 13
%
Nov 14
No.
Nov 14
%
Gateshead
5,168
4.0
3,850
3.0


Newcastle
8,164
4.2
5,635
2.9


North Tyneside
4,690
3.6
3,373
2.6


South Tyneside
5,734
6.0
4,280
4.5


Sunderland
7,936
4.4
5,865
3.3


Tyne and Wear
31,692
4.4
23,003
3.2


North East
73,551
4.4
52,448
3.1


1,222,890
3.0
848,085
2.1

UK

Source: DWP via NOMIS
N.B. This unemployment measure examines unemployed people claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) benefit. From July 2010, the JSA rate
is calculated using working age people (16-64) from the mid year population estimates as a denominator. Prior to this the working age
population (16-64M / 16-59F) was used.
Unemployed People
This rolling quarterly unemployment measure is currently being quoted in the media. It is
extracted from the combined Labour Force Survey (LFS) and Annual Population Survey (APS).
However, there is no comparable data for Gateshead. Only a rolling annual measure is available for
Gateshead.
Aug 13 –
Oct 13
No.
Aug 13 –
Oct 13
%
Aug 14 –
Oct 14
No.
Aug 14 –
Oct 14
%
North East
132,584
10.1
117,692
9.1


North West
256,521
7.5
220,710
6.3


Y’shire & Humber
239,212
8.6
190,895
7.1


East Midlands
162,005
6.9
132,403
5.6


West Midlands
240,394
8.8
187,202
6.8


East
176,304
5.6
155,019
5.0


London
367,928
8.5
296,450
6.5


South East
265,625
5.8
209,817
4.6


South West
174,957
6.4
131,646
4.8


2,388,423
7.4
1,959,537
6.0


Rolling Quarterly
Measure
UK
Direction of Direction of
% Change
% Change
(Annual)
(Quarterly)
Source: Office for National Statistics
Rolling Annual
Measure
Gateshead
Jul 12 –
Jun 13
No.
Jul 12 –
Jun 13
%
Jul 13 –
Jun 14
No.
Jul 13 –
Jun 14
%
8,800
9.1
8,500
8.8
Direction of Direction of
% Change
% Change
(Annual)
(Quarterly)


Source: Office for National Statistics (Model Based) via NOMIS local authority profiles
N.B. The Labour Force and Annual Population Surveys survey a small sample of the population and model the resulting responses to larger
areas such as regions. The unemployment rate is calculated using the modelled number of people who responded that they were unemployed
(aged 16+) along with those stating they were economically active (aged 16+) as a denominator.
Unemployment data at Gateshead level is model-based which improves on the APS estimate by borrowing strength from the claimant count to
produce an estimate that is more precise (i.e. has a smaller confidence interval).
Job Seekers Allowance Claimants - Economically Active
This unemployment measure is similar to that shown on page 1 and is the most useful measure of unemployment
available for Gateshead wards. Comparisons can be made with districts, regions and the UK. This is not the same as
the unemployment rate quoted in the national media or used to calculate the former National Indicators NI152 and NI153
(see over for more details). Rates are calculated using the economically active population as a denominator.
Nov 13
No.
Nov 13#
%
Nov 14
No.
Nov 14
%
Direction
of %
Change
(Annual)
Direction
of %
Change
(Monthly)
Birtley
198
4.8
114
2.8


Blaydon
256
4.7
170
3.1


Bridges
326
6.8
261
5.4


Chopwell & Rowlands Gill
226
5.0
147
3.3


Chowdene
221
5.1
167
3.8


Crawcrook & Greenside
118
2.5
98
2.1


Deckham
392
8.1
307
6.3


Dunston & Teams
380
7.5
263
5.2


Dunston Hill & Whickham East
121
2.5
85
1.8


Felling
465
11.0
359
8.5


High Fell
372
8.3
284
6.3


Lamesley
163
3.8
104
2.4


Lobley Hill & Bensham
360
7.0
291
5.7


Low Fell
87
1.9
59
1.3


Pelaw & Heworth
182
3.9
139
3.0


Ryton, Crawcrook & Stella
149
3.6
109
2.6


Saltwell
340
6.2
243
4.5


Wardley & Leam Lane
170
4.0
151
3.6


Whickham North
173
4.3
118
2.9


Whickham South & Sunniside
82
1.9
66
1.6


Windy Nook & Whitehills
251
5.2
201
4.2


Winlaton & High Spen
136
3.3
114
2.8


Gateshead
5,168
5.1
3,850
3.8


Newcastle
8,164
6.3
5,635
4.4


North Tyneside
4,690
4.1
3,373
3.0


South Tyneside
5,734
7.9
4,280
5.9


Sunderland
7,936
6.0
5,865
4.5


Tyne and Wear
31,692
5.8
23,003
4.2


North East*
73,551
6.1
52,448
4.3


1,222,890
3.6
848,085
2.5


UK*
Source: DWP via NOMIS
N.B. This unemployment measure examines unemployed people claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) benefit. The JSA rate is calculated using the no. of people of working
age who are economically active as a denominator. Using the economically active population as a denominator is advantageous because it excludes those who cannot work
due to their circumstances e.g. they are permanently sick or disabled.
*The North East and UK JSA rates use the estimated total workforce from mid 2006 as a denominator. This is the sum of unemployed claimants, employees in employment,
self-employed, HM Forces and participants on work-related government training programmes.
#
These rates were calculated using the number of people aged 16-74 who were economically active from Census 2011 as a denominator.
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