Friday, 21 December 2012

Cities and youth unemployment

via Centre for Cities by Naomi Clayton

The continued fall in youth unemployment is good news, as is the extension of the Youth Contract.

Yet the picture across the UK shows that the youth claimant rate remains high in many cities and young people continue to be stuck on benefits.

Top 5 cities with highest youth claimant rate: Hull (10.4%), Middlesbrough (10.1%), Barnsley (9.5%), Doncaster (9.4%), Birmingham (9.1%)

Top 5 cities with highest % of 16-24 year old claimants on JSA for 1 year or more: Hull (29.4%), Ipswich (27.8%), Dundee (25.8%), Middlesbrough (25.2%), Sunderland (24.2%)

Youth claimant rate and % of 16-24 year old claimants on JSA for 1 year or more by city, November 2012

Have a look at the infographic here – it really appeals to my visual sense! It’s both colour and size coded. The tiny orange spot that is Norwich indicates that the overall number of youth claimants is quite small as a percentage of all claimants but that the percentage long-term unemployed of those youth claimants is at the high end.

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