Dundee Job Seekers’ rate still higher than Glasgow’s as new business start-ups in Dundee stall.

20 March 2013

The number of people out of work in Dundee in receipt of Job Seekers’ Allowance rose last month by over 120 to 5,732 , representing 6 per cent of the adult working population.

The rate for men is 9.1 per cent and for women it is 3.1 per cent

Dundee’s job seekers rate continues to be the highest of the 4 main cites of Scotland, higher than Glasgow, Edinburgh or Aberdeen.

The female rate in Dundee of 3.1 per cent is higher than the male rate in Aberdeen of 2.7 per cent.

The details come as further figures reveal that the number of business start–ups in Dundee stalled in last year.

318 new businesses were launched in the city last year, the same figure as in 2011, according to figures released by the Committee of Scottish Bankers.

Commenting on both sets of figures, Kevin Keenan, Labour Group Leader on Dundee City Council, said,

 “These figures emphasise why governments at both UK and Scottish levels must bring  forward proposals that help hard-pressed working families in Dundee and support the small business sector .

 “The city needs more capital investment and more lending for business

“We want a strong local economy for Dundee and an economic climate for commerce that creates the demand for more local employment .”

Job Seekers' Allowance Claimants in Dundee by area , February 2013

(Source : Office of National Statistics )

  number  % rate  % male rate  % female rate   
Dundee overall  5,732 6 9.1 3.1  
by area of Dundee           
Adler 182 8.2 13.3 3.4  
Balgay 141 4.5 6.8 2.3  
Balgillo 70 1.7 2.5 0.9  
Balgowan 234 6.7 9.8 4..0  
Barnhill 54 1.8 3 0.6  
Baxter Park 184 5.6 8.2 3  
Bowbridge 249 8.3 11.6 4.7  
Brackens 177 4.9 7..0 3  
Broughty Ferry 81 2.7 4.1 1.4  
Camperdown 299 9.1 13.6 5.1  
Claverhouse 156 4.9 7.9 2.1  
Craigiebank 103 4.4 6.1 2.7  
Douglas 299 9..0 14.1 4.5  
East Port 284 8.5 12.6 4.3  
Fairmuir 222 7.9 12.7 3.2  
Hilltown 322 8.7 12.4 5.1  
Law 230 6.4 9.7 3.2  
Lochee East 184 6.8 10.9 2.6  
Lochee West 301 11.4 19.3 4.3  
Logie 168 5.4 7.5 3.3  
Longhaugh 315 8.5 12.9 4.8  
Ninewells 215 6.5 9.9 3.5  
Pitkerro 369 10.5 15 6.7  
Riverside 48 1.3 1.9 0.7  
Stobswell 353 11.7 17.8 5.8  
Strathmartine 111 3.6 5.8 1.6  
Tay Bridges 190 3.5 5.2 1.8  
West Ferry 21 0.7 1.2 0.3  
Whitfield 167 7 11.3 3  

 

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