New unemployment figures released today show that UK unemployment has increased to 7.9%. The number of people claiming benefits is smaller, but has also increased, to 3.9% in August 2011. The claimant counts are available by Parliamentary constituency, so we can see how Cambridge’s claimant count, 1.9%, fits in to the national picture:
Data via the Guardian. Birmingham Ladywood (12.2%) and Birmingham Hodge Hill (10.6%) are not shown.