Yesterday, the ONS published Q1 UK unemployment data, giving us another chance to show off our data visualisation tool - PoliMapper.
The headline figures from the ONS are as follows:
- Unemployment fell to 1.69 million between January and March, down 2,000 from the previous quarter.
- The jobless rate remained at 5.1%, the ONS said.
- There were 31.58 million people in work, up 44,000 from the previous quarter. That took the employment rate to a record high of 74.2%.
- But the number of job vacancies dropped by 18,000 to 745,000, the ONS added, marking the first fall for almost a year.
Explore the map below, which shows the number of people claiming Job Seeker's Allowance (JSA) in each UK parliamentary constituency.
To find out the number of people claiming JSA in your constituency enter your postcode or select your constituency from the dropdown.
If you have data by constituency or even by postcode, we could do the same for you!
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