Scottish Cities

Out-of-work benefit rates for Scottish cities and Scotland, 2000-2016

Out of Work Benefits - Scottish Cities (2018)

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Glasgow has consistently had a higher percentage of the working age population claiming out-of-work benefits than other Scottish cities and Scotland. Nevertheless, the percentage claiming out-of-work benefits in the city has declined from 29.5% in 2000 to 16.1% in 2016.

Notes

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 are not included in the statistics.

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