Unemployment rate in Dundee is more than 10  per  cent  

28 January 2013

Councillors Kevin Keenan and Lesley Brennan have commented on the latest official figures showing unemployment in Dundee is now above 10 per cent.

According to figures form the Office of National Statistics, unemployment in Dundee has risen to 7,100 or 10.1 per cent .

These figures refer to the period October 2011 to September 2012

The latest claimant count for the city for December 2012 show that 5,294 people were in receipt of Job Seekers' Allowance ( 5.6 per cent of the 16-64 age group) 

Councillor Keenan, who is the Labour Group Leader on Dundee3 City Council, said,

" Dundee has been hit more fiercely by the recession than many other places in Scotland.

"That is why we urgently need investment in jobs to support families and the city’s future”

Councillor Lesley Brennan, an economist, said,

“If the investment in the local economy is made now , this will help drive the city forward, and enable it to be competitive in attracting further employment.”

 

Number of unemployed (claimant count)  in Dundee       
( in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance )         
         
Data from the Office of National Statistics         
         
2012 December         
         
  number  % rate  % male rate  % female rate 
Dundee overall  5,294 5.5 8.3 2.9
by area of Dundee         
Adler 168 7.6 12.1 3.3
Balgay 111 3.5 5.3 1.8
Balgillo 61 1.5 2.2 0.8
Balgowan 226 6.5 9.6 3.8
Barnhill 47 1.6 2.6 0.6
Baxter Park 168 5.1 7.4 2.9
Bowbridge 220 7.3 10.6 3.8
Brackens 176 4.9 7.3 2.7
Broughty Ferry 61 2 2.9 1.2
Camperdown 288 8.8 13 5
Claverhouse 148 4.7 7.1 2.4
Craigiebank 115 4.9 6.8 3.1
Douglas 273 8.2 12.6 4.4
East Port 256 7.7 11.3 4
Fairmuir 156 7 10.9 3.1
Hilltown 294 7.8 11.8 4.2
Law 216 6 9.2 2.9
Lochee East 167 6.2 9.9 2.4
Lochee West 288 10.9 18 4.5
Logie 159 5.1 7.1 3.1
Longhaugh 295 8 11.9 4.7
Ninewells 183 5.5 8.5 2.9
Pitkerro 354 10.1 14.7 6.2
Riverside 47 1.3 1.8 0.7
Stobswell 322 10.6 16.4 5.2
Strathmartine 99 3.2 4.7 1.8
Tay Bridges 178 3.3 5 1.5
West Ferry 22 0.8 1.2 0.3
Whitfield 156 6.5 10.2 3.2

 

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