Glasgow & Clyde Valley

Out-of-work benefit rates in Glasgow and Clyde Valley local authorities and Scotland, 2000-2016Oowb GCV trend 2016

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Despite steady decreases, all local authorities in Glasgow and Clyde Valley, except for East Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire, have had a higher percentage of the population claiming out-of-work benefits than the Scottish average since 2000. Since 2013, claimant rates have increased in East Renfrewshire, and in 2016, only East Dunbartonshire had a lower claimant rate than the Scottish average.


Out-of-work benefits includes the following groups of benefits: job seekers, ESA and incapacity benefits, lone parents and others on income related benefits. These groups have been chosen to best represent a count of all those benefit recipients who cannot be in full-time employment as part of their condition of entitlement. Those claiming solely Bereavement Benefits or Disability Living Allowance (DLA) are not included as these are not out-of-work or income based benefits.

Claimants of universal credits have not been included in the statistics.

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