Dundee unemployment rises : Job Seekers Allowance claimant rate remains highest of the Scottish cities.

21 February 2013

Unemployment in Dundee as measured by the claimant rate rose last month to 5,604 (5.8 %) , according to official figures released by the Office of National Statistics.

Dundee's rate remains the highest of the Scottish cities.

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

“These figures quite clearly demonstrate the need to raise the level of employment in Dundee to the same level as more prosperous areas of Scotland through government action.

“The UK chancellor made £360m funds available to the Scottish Government for capital projects within his autumn statement.

"He will be making his next statement in March before the Scottish Government get this fund distributed.

"This is too slow.  

"Dundee and its people should be a priority for the Scottish Government.

"We need additional support and real jobs, not worthless memorandums of understanding.  

"The first minister’s signature needs to be used to approve funding for Dundee.   

“We need to restore our local economy to raise the standard of living in our city

 “Dundee should be playing a very important role in the overall Scottish economy.

“However our city can only do so if both Scottish and UK governments regard the creation of jobs here as a priority, not an option. “

 

  2013 January       
  number  % rate  % male rate  % female rate 
Dundee overall  5,604 5.8 8.8 3.1
by area of Dundee         
Adler 174 7.8 12.4 3.5
Balgay 124 3.9 5.9 2.1
Balgillo 70 1.7 2.4 1
Balgowan 246 7 10.1 4.4
Barnhill 48 1.6 2.5 0.8
Baxter Park 181 5.5 8 3.1
Bowbridge 226 7.5 10.8 3.9
Brackens 189 5.2 8.1 2.7
Broughty Ferry 73 2.4 3.4 1.4
Camperdown 295 9 13.5 5
Claverhouse 158 5 7.8 2.4
Craigiebank 117 5 6.7 3.4
Douglas 296 8.9 14 4.5
East Port 274 8.2 11.8 4.5
Fairmuir 215 7.6 12.1 3.4
Hilltown 302 8.1 12.1 4.3
Law 222 6.2 9.5 2.9
Lochee East 186 6.9 11.1 2.5
Lochee West 305 11.5 18.9 4.9
Logie 166 5.3 7.5 3.5
Longhaugh 300 8.1 12.6 4.3
Ninewells 196 5.9 8.9 3.3
Pitkerro 367 10.5 15.2 6.4
Riverside 48 1.3 1.8 0.9
Stobswell 350 11.6 17.6 5.8
Strathmartine 109 3.5 5.2 2
Tay Bridges 178 3.3 4.9 1.7
West Ferry 25 0.9 1.5 0.3
Whitfield 164 6.9 10.9 3.1
         

 

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