This briefing provides the latest unemployment data for Scottish Parliament constituency areas. Official unemployment rates from the Labour Force Survey are available by Parliamentary constituency area, but data is currently lagged by 9 months and so Claimant Count data is used in this analysis. The claimant count records the number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) and National Insurance Credits at Jobcentre Plus local offices.
Read SPICe Briefing: SB 11-76 Unemployment – September 2011 (737KB pdf)
Read: Unemployment data by Constituency (154KB Excel)