Good news for Stockport as the number of people in Stockport claiming Jobseekers Allowance continued to fall, and much faster than the Greater Manchester, North West and UK averages. The fall was even bigger (7.5%) for 18-14 year olds and we also saw falls in all our priority areas (which remain a challenge).
Stockport JSA Headlines
o The number of people in Stockport claiming Jobseekers allowance decreased by 3.4% month-on-month, representing a net decrease of 203 claimants
o At December 2012, Stockport had a JSA claimant rate of 3.2%
o Stockport experienced a month-on-month decrease (3.4%) which was larger than comparators in Greater Manchester (1.6% decrease), North West (1.3% decrease) and the UK (0.8% decrease)
o Stockport’s 18-24 age group experienced month-on-month decrease of 7.5%
o Stockport’s 16-64 claimant rate stands at 3.2% compared to a rate of 6.6% for 18-24 year olds
o The numbers of residents claiming Jobseekers allowance has decreased month-on-month in Adswood & Bridgehall (5.3% decrease/ -13 claimants), Offerton (5.9% decrease/ -8 claimants), Brinnington (0.4% decrease/ -2 claimants); and Central area (1.4% decrease/ -6 claimants)