Dundee unemployment levels by city area

22 August 2012

Councillor Kevin Keenan, Labour group leader on Dundee City Council, last week outlined a series of measures to revive the flat-lining local economy 

These were :

- Bringing forward investment projects

 - Giving small firms a one year national insurance tax break to allow them to take on extra workers

 -A temporary cut in the UK Government's VAT rise which would mean a £450 boost for families with children.

 -A cut in VAT on home improvements to 5% for a year to help homeowners and small businesses.

- A fair and just tax on bankers’ bonuses to fund a real jobs guarantee for all young people out of work for a year and help build many more affordable homes.

His call was in response to the latest unemployment figures for Dundee which had increased to a 14-year high and were the highest of the four main Scottish cities.

Now new figures reveal the extent of joblessness in the city’s own distinct communities. (See below )

Commenting on the figures for the Douglas, Pitkerro and Craigiebank areas,  Lesley Brennan, Councillor for East End ward, said,

“If all those unemployed were in full-time employment they would be helping the city’s economy by spending on local goods and services.

“They would also by paying taxes and national insurance, and not claiming Job Seekers Allowance, and so helping to get the economy back on track.”

Norma McGovern, Councillor for Lochee ward, said,

“Getting our city back to work is a priority, particularly for those in areas of high unemployment such as the central area of Lochee ward where over 500 are out of work

"There should be more investment in housing to benefit the building trade and to match the need for more affordable homes. “

  number  % rate  % male rate  % female rate 
           
Adler 208 9.4 12.6 6.3  
Balgay 134 4.2 6.7 2  
Balgillo 82 2 2.5 1.5  
Balgowan 248 7.1 9.9 4.6  
Barnhill 57 1.9 2.5 1.3  
Baxter Park 206 6.3 8.6 4  
Bowbridge 252 8.4 11.1 5.4  
Brackens 198 5.5 8.6 2.7  
Broughty Ferry 74 2.4 3.2 1.7  
Camperdown 307 9.7 14.2 5.1  
Claverhouse 185 5.8 8 3.8  
Craigiebank 126 5.3 7.9 3  
Douglas 309 9.3 13.9 5.3  
East Port 324 9.8 13.6 5.7  
Fairmuir 219 7.8 11 4.7  
Hilltown 336 9 13.7 4.5  
Law 256 7.1 11.1 3.2  
Lochee East 201 7.4 10.9 3.9  
Lochee West 305 11.5 19 4.8  
Logie 192 6.2 8.5 3.9  
Longhaugh 336 9.1 13.7 5.2  
Ninewells 207 6.3 8.9 3.9  
Pitkerro 381 10.9 16.4 6.1  
Riverside 54 1.5 1.9 1.1  
Stobswell 340 11.2 17.9 4.9  
Strathmartine 119 3.9 5.8 2  
Tay Bridges 243 4.5 6.1 2.9  
West Ferry 41 1.4 2.4 0.5  
Whitfield 178 7.5 11.1 4.1  
           

 

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Source  : Office of National Statistics

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