Statistical data set

Lone parents receiving JSA: monthly claimant count

A monthly count of lone parents receiving Jobseeker's Allowance in Great Britain from April 2005 to January 2015.

This statistical data set provides a monthly count of lone parent Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) claimants in Great Britain between April 2005 to January 2015.

These monthly claimant count figures are broken down by:

  • age of youngest child
  • gender
  • age
  • ethnic group
  • region

The main points from the latest release are:

  • there were 84,920 JSA lone parent claimants at January 2015, a decrease of 37,410 (31%) from January 2014
  • in January 2015, 75,750 (89%) JSA lone parents were female and 9,170 (11%) were male
  • where their ethnicity was known, 77% of JSA lone parents were white in January 2015

Lone parents receiving JSA: monthly claimant count

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Next release date: 17 April 2015

Lone parent JSA claim durations by local authority July 2011 shows a breakdown of the lone parent Jobseeker’s Allowance caseload by duration of claim, local authority and gender at July 2011.