JSA claimant count increases amongst young people in Coventry North East Constituency

The number of 16 to 24 years olds claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) in Coventry North East Constituency increased in May 2012 (the latest date for which figures are available) compared with the same period in the previous year.

The figures, which were revealed in response to a parliamentary question asked by Bob, show that the number of 16 to 24 year olds claiming JSA in Coventry North East constituency increased from 1,185 in May 2011 to 1,210 in May 2012.  Over the same period the number of 16 to 24 years olds claiming JSA in the West Midlands and England increased also.

The following table shows the number of persons aged 16 to 24 resident in Coventry North East constituency, the West Midlands and England claiming jobseeker’s allowance:

As at May:     Coventry NE              West Midlands              England

2011                     1,185                         47,190                     341,710

2012                    1,210                         48,665                     371,625

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