Articles by Louise Boffey

Release of latest DWP benefits delayed

Posted on 6th March 2015 by

An update from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) on benefit claimants is usually released in February but this has been delayed due to an issue with the allocation of benefit claimants to geographical areas.  DWP are working to correct the problem and say that they now hope to publish the latest data in the middle of […]

Stratford-on-Avon District results hit rock bottom!

Posted on 23rd January 2015 by

In line with the national figures that have been widely reported this week the latest claimant count figures for the county are also positive.  Throughout Warwickshire the overall number of people claiming job seekers allowance fell by 106 giving a total number of 3,460 claimants.  At a more local level the biggest fall was seen in Rugby Borough with […]

Measuring Social Exclusion in Stratford-on-Avon District

Posted on 12th January 2015 by

As part of its work to review its approach to improving social exclusion Stratford-on-Avon District Council commissioned the Warwickshire Observatory to produce an index of social exclusion for the District.  The project was led by a steering group made up of a range of partner agencies that included the District Council, Warwickshire County Council, Stratford […]

Latest JSA data shows a further fall in claimants

Posted on 14th November 2014 by

The latest data for Warwickshire, released earlier this week, shows that there has been a further fall in the number of job seeker allowance (JSA) claimants in the county.  The figure now stands at 3,862 which is a fall of seven percentage points from last month. The percentage decrease in each district and borough equalled […]

Latest claimant count figures continue to be good news

Posted on 15th October 2014 by

The latest Job Seeker Allowance (JSA) figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show another fall in numbers of claimants across the county. The total in Warwickshire now stands at 4,135 which is a fall of 334 since August.  This is the seventh month in a row that the county wide figure […]

Employer skills survey 2013

Posted on 30th September 2014 by

In 2013 the UK Commission’s Employer Skills Survey was undertaken for the second time, the first being in 2011.  The surveys were carried out throughout the UK which enables analysis to be undertaken for the UK as a whole and between the four nations.  In addition data is available for local authority areas.   A large number […]

Claimant count numbers fall again

Posted on 23rd September 2014 by

The overall number of people in Warwickshire who are claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) has fallen for the sixth month in a row with 1.3% of people aged 16-64 now claiming the allowance. This is half a percentage point less than at the beginning of the year.  There are now 4,469 claimants in the county, […]

Good news again on JSA claimant numbers

Posted on 15th August 2014 by

The latest Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) claimant figures were released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Wednesday and again show a fall in numbers of claimants.  The total reduction in the county for the 16-64 age group was 163; down from 4,783 to 4,620.  There are now 36% less claimants in Warwickshire since this […]

Unemployment continues to fall

Posted on 5th August 2014 by

  The total number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in Warwickshire in June 2014 was 4,780, i.e. 1.4% of 16-64 year olds.  This figure is an improvement from the previous month with the number of claimants in Warwickshire falling by over 390 people and the rate decreasing by 0.1%, from 1.5% to 1.4%. […]

About Louise

Research Officer (part time) - lead officer for the Research Team on LIS, undertakes a variety of research and analysis work, leading on a project designed to harness general community intelligence.