12 areas in Dundee where male unemployment is 10 per cent or more

Kevin Keenan

17 January 2012

Male unemployment rose in Dundee last month to 3,866.

This represents a a male unemployment rate of 8.5 per cent , or 1 man on 12 out of work.

There are now 12 areas in the city where the male unemployment rate is 10 per cent or more.

Commenting on the figures , Councillor Kevin Keenan , Labour group leader on Dundee City Council said,

"It is bleak news for the individuals affected and for the city that so many of its communities now have male unemployment rates in double figures.

" Many of levers that drive the economy are the responsibility of the Scottish Government and the Labour group on the council can and will work constructively with them when they propose to support businesses in the city, boost the local economy and get our people back to work.

" Labour is calling for a new approach by the UK Government.

"Unemployment is not a price worth paying to reduce the deficit so quickly.

" Labour would create jobs, help low-income families and assist small businesses to grow with a tax incentive for them to take on additional workers.

"This would be financed by measures that would include a tax on bankers’ bonuses."

The areas with male unemployment at 10 per cent or above are given below.

Male unemployment in Dundee by area
 
December 2011
 
area Male unemployment rate
Ardler 10.0
Camperdown 11.5
Douglas 13.6
East Port 12.3
Fairmuir 11.6
Hilltown 10.6
Law 10.6
Lochee West 16.1
Longhaugh 12.2
Pitkerro 13.4
Stobswell 16.3
Whitfield 10.7
Source : Office of National Statistics
 

 

 

Overall in Dundee, the total number of unemployed, males and females,  stands at 5,314.

This represents an unemployment rate of 5.6 percent, above the Scottish average ( 4.1) and the UK average  ( 3.9)

Unemployment in Dundee by area
 

 
December 2011
 

 
area Total claimants, male and female  (Job Seekers Allowance)

 
number rate
Ardler 166 7.5
Balgay 121 3.8
Balgillo 66 1.6
Balgowan 211 6.0
Barnhill 52 1.7
Baxter Park 194 5.9
Bowbridge 200 6.7
Brackens 168 4.6
Broughty Ferry 73 2.4
Camperdown 248 7.5
Claverhouse 153 4.8
Craigiebank 122 5.2
Douglas 282 8.4
East Port 287 8.6
Fairmuir 211 7.5
Hilltown 267 7.2
Law 253 7.0
Lochee East 170 6.3
Lochee West 273 10.3
Logie 159 5.1
Longhaugh 288 7.8
Ninewells 201 6.1
Pitkerro 311 8.9
Riverside 45 1.2
Stobswell 311 10.3
Strathmartine 98 3.2
Tay Bridges 185 3.4
West Ferry 32 1.1
Whitfield 167 7.0
Dundee total


5,314


 
Source : Office of National Statistics
 

 

 

 

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