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.