Official Statistics

Duration on working-age benefits: April 2011 to March 2015

Annual statistics on the total time claimants spent on one or more the main DWP working-age benefits.

Documents

Duration on working-age benefits, Great Britain

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Tables: Duration on working-age benefits, Great Britain

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Detail

These statistics examine the total time claimants spent on one or more of the main DWP working-age benefits from April 2011 to March 2015.

The main working-age benefits are:

  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support

These statistics update social justice outcomes framework indicator 4 about entrenched worklessness. This measures the proportion of the working-age population who are claiming working-age benefits and have been for at least 3 out of the previous 4 years.

The statistics are broken down by local authority.