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					Claimant unemployment in the Dorset Sub-Region: August 2009
1. In the three months to July the number of people out of work nationally rose by 210,000 to 2.47 million
2. This took the official unemployment rate to 7.9%
3. For August, the number claiming Jobseeker's Allowance nationally rose by 24,400 over the month to 1.6 million,
the highest since May 1997. Unemployment is expected to rise still further over the year.
4. Also nationally, the employment rate fell, the number of vacancies fell and working age economic inactivity grew
5. Over the month, unadjusted claimant unemployment rose by 66 in the Dorset sub-region, up to 10,999
6. At 2.7% the sub-region rate continues to lie below the national level (4.2% unadjusted) and that of the South West region (3.0%)
8. 5.4% of the Dorset sub-region claimant unemployed were out of work for 12 months or more compared with 9.8% in GB
9. West Dorset, North Dorset, Purbeck and East Dorset continue to feature in the top ten lowest unemployment rates by district/UA
  in the South West, (out of 45)
10. Of the sub-region's claimant unemployed, 36% live in Bournemouth UA, 22% in Poole UA and 42% are in DCC Dorset

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   -10.0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1.0

   -15.0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   0.5
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                          Dorset sub-region % Ch Nos                                                              Dorset sub-region Rate                                               SW Rate                                    GB Rate

Unemployment Count : seasonally adjusted
Source:                                   ONS Crown Copyright Reserved [from Nomis on 15th September 2009]
Date:                                     Aug-09
Rate:                                     Proportion of resident working age population estimates

                                                             Male                     Rate                    Female                  Rate                 Persons                           Rate
Great Britain                                   1,136,300                              5.9               418,400                         2.4 1,554,700                                         4.2                                Great Britain
United Kingdom                                  1,177,500                              6.0               429,900                         2.4 1,607,400                                         4.2                                United Kingdom
South East                                        113,400                              4.3                44,600                         1.8 158,000                                           3.1                                South East
South West                                         70,300                              4.3                26,000                         1.8    96,300                                         3.1                                South West

Monthly Change in Persons:

                                                          Jul-09                      Rate                    Aug-09                   Rate                  Change                %Change                       Rate
Great Britain                                   1,531,900                              4.2 1,554,700                                     4.2               22,800                              1.5                 0.1            Great Britain
United Kingdom                                  1,583,000                              4.2 1,607,400                                     4.2               24,400                              1.5                 0.1            United Kingdom
South East                                        155,100                              3.0   158,000                                     3.1                2,900                              1.9                 0.1            South East
South West                                         96,100                              3.1    96,300                                     3.1                  200                              0.2                 0.0            South West

Annual Change in Persons:

                                                          Aug-08                      Rate                    Aug-09                   Rate                  Change                %Change                       Rate
Great Britain                                     885,300                              2.4 1,554,700                                     4.2            669,400                              75.6                  1.8            Great Britain
United Kingdom                                    913,700                              2.4 1,607,400                                     4.2            693,700                              75.9                  1.8            United Kingdom
South East                                         77,000                              1.5   158,000                                     3.1             81,000                             105.2                  1.6            South East
South West                                         48,600                              1.6    96,300                                     3.1             47,700                              98.1                  1.5            South West




                                                                                                                            Improving the quality of life for people in Dorset, now and for the future.
Unemployment Counts and Rates: not seasonally adjusted
Source:                    ONS Crown Copyright Reserved [from Nomis on 15th September 2009]
Date:                      Aug-09
Rate:                      Proportion of resident working age population estimates
Item:                      Wholly unemployed claimants

                                    Male       Rate         Female     Rate       Persons           Rate
Great Britain               1,118,885            5.8     429,793         2.4 1,548,678              4.2              Great Britain
United Kingdom              1,159,762            5.9     442,427         2.4 1,602,189              4.2              United Kingdom
South East                    111,242            4.2      45,383         1.9 156,625                3.1              South East
South West                     68,573            4.2      26,139         1.8    94,712              3.0              South West
Christchurch                      457            3.8         165         1.5       622              2.7              Christchurch
East Dorset                       653            2.8         261         1.2       914              2.0              East Dorset
North Dorset                      440            2.1         205         1.2       645              1.7              North Dorset
Purbeck                           340            2.4         138         1.1       478              1.8              Purbeck
West Dorset                       592            2.2         217         0.9       809              1.6              West Dorset
Weymouth & Portland               871            4.1         274         1.6     1,145              3.0              Weymouth & Portland
Bournemouth UA                  2,875            5.4       1,073         2.2     3,948              3.9              Bournemouth UA
DCC Dorset                      3,353            2.8       1,260         1.2     4,613              2.1              DCC Dorset
Poole UA                        1,738            4.2         700         1.8     2,438              3.0              Poole UA
Dorset sub-region               7,966            3.7       3,033         1.6    10,999              2.7              Dorset sub-region

Monthly Change in Persons:

                                  Jul-09       Rate         Aug-09     Rate        Change     %Change        Rate
Great Britain               1,521,709            4.1 1,548,678           4.2      26,969            1.8       0.1    Great Britain
United Kingdom              1,573,139            4.2 1,602,189           4.2      29,050            1.8       0.1    United Kingdom
South East                    153,556            3.0   156,625           3.1       3,069            2.0       0.1    South East
South West                     94,346            3.0    94,712           3.0         366            0.4       0.0    South West
Christchurch                      612            2.7       622           2.7          10            1.6       0.0    Christchurch
East Dorset                       895            2.0       914           2.0          19            2.1       0.0    East Dorset
North Dorset                      602            1.6       645           1.7          43            7.1       0.1    North Dorset
Purbeck                           483            1.8       478           1.8          -5           -1.0       0.0    Purbeck
West Dorset                       783            1.5       809           1.6          26            3.3       0.0    West Dorset
Weymouth & Portland             1,162            3.0     1,145           3.0         -17           -1.5       0.0    Weymouth & Portland
Bournemouth UA                  3,962            3.9     3,948           3.9         -14           -0.4       0.0    Bournemouth UA
DCC Dorset                      4,537            2.0     4,613           2.1          76            1.7       0.0    DCC Dorset
Poole UA                        2,434            3.0     2,438           3.0           4            0.2       0.0    Poole UA
Dorset sub-region              10,933            2.7    10,999           2.7          66            0.6       0.0    Dorset sub-region

Annual Change in Persons:

                                 Aug-08        Rate         Aug-09     Rate        Change     %Change        Rate
Great Britain                  894,678           2.4 1,548,678           4.2     654,000          73.1        1.8    Great Britain
United Kingdom                 923,876           2.4 1,602,189           4.2     678,313          73.4        1.8    United Kingdom
South East                      78,309           1.5   156,625           3.1      78,316         100.0        1.5    South East
South West                      48,017           1.5    94,712           3.0      46,695          97.2        1.5    South West
Christchurch                       249           1.1       622           2.7         373         149.8        1.6    Christchurch
East Dorset                        393           0.9       914           2.0         521         132.6        1.2    East Dorset
North Dorset                       253           0.7       645           1.7         392         154.9        1.0    North Dorset
Purbeck                            210           0.8       478           1.8         268         127.6        1.0    Purbeck
West Dorset                        406           0.8       809           1.6         403          99.3        0.8    West Dorset
Weymouth & Portland                599           1.5     1,145           3.0         546          91.2        1.4    Weymouth & Portland
Bournemouth UA                   1,922           1.9     3,948           3.9       2,026         105.4        2.0    Bournemouth UA
DCC Dorset                       2,110           0.9     4,613           2.1       2,503         118.6        1.1    DCC Dorset
Poole UA                         1,093           1.4     2,438           3.0       1,345         123.1        1.7    Poole UA
Dorset sub-region                5,125           1.3    10,999           2.7       5,874         114.6        1.4    Dorset sub-region

Note:
The ILO (International Labour Organisation) definition used in note 1 is the preferred government measure of unemployment.
Rounding may cause discrepancies in percentage and rate changes.                                                           Dorset County Council
Source: Office for National Statistics/NOMIS                                                                     Research and Information Group
                                                                                                                      Anne Gray (01305) 224575

				
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