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Unemployment Benefits: Eastbourne

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of people in Eastbourne receive out-of-work benefits. (165397)

The information is in the following table.

Numbers of working-age claimants of out-of-work benefits, and the proportion of the working age population this represents, in the Eastbourne parliamentary constituency, as at May 2007

Number

Proportion (percentage)

Total claiming out of work benefits

7,270

13.8

Unemployed

1,400

2.7

Incapacity benefits

4,380

8.3

Income support—lone parents

1,200

2.3

Other (IS others and PC)

290

0.5

Notes:

1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Percentages are rounded to one decimal place.

3. Figures are not seasonally adjusted.

4. Unemployed category is taken from the JSA claimant count rates and proportions data published by ONS. Time series data are available from www.nomisweb.co.uk this 100 per cent. series is the most reliable and up-to-date source for claimant unemployment below regional level.

5. This table includes the main out-of-work client group categories, with the exception of carers who are not subject to activation policies in the same way as other groups.

Source:

Department for Work and Pensions, Information Directorate 100 per cent. WPL; Count of unemployment-related benefits, Jobcentre Plus computer systems (including clerically held cases); and ONS, Population Estimates Unit.