Unemployment statistics

The latest unemployment figures for all wards and local councils in Derbyshire together with comparative results for the East Midlands and England.

From May 2015 the Office for National Statistics is publishing claimant count unemployment rates, which include Universal Credit claimants. This is now the headline measure of unemployment. Data for youth and long-term unemployment will be released shortly.

The number of people out of work and claiming benefits is an important indicator of the economic health of an area.

Comparisons between different areas can be made by showing the number of benefit claimants as a proportion of the total population of working age to give an unemployment rate.

Unemployment figures are published each month by the Office for National Statistics. We publish a selection of the latest figures as they relate to Derbyshire.

There are summary tables for the county and its districts showing:

In the related documents section of this page you can download or view:

  • a table containing the latest unemployment statistics down to ward level
  • our monthly unemployment bulletin which contains tables and charts about unemployment and related issues.

Further employment and unemployment statistics are available in the Derbyshire Observatory (opens in a new window).

Related documents

The following document is in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)

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