Universal Credit in Leicester East

Posted on December 11th, 2017 in Local News

As you may be aware Universal Credit is replacing the current benefits system. We have received figures for Leicester East:

Key facts

* The total number of unemployed claimants in Leicester East constituency in October 2017 was 1,040.

* This represents a rate of 2.0% of the economically active population aged 16-64, the 358th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.)

* The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.5%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 4.3% between July and September 2017.

* The number of claimants in Leicester East constituency is 25 lower than October 2016 and 35 lower than September 2017.

* There were 215 claimants aged 18-24 in October 2017, 25 lower than October 2016.