Official Statistics

Jobseeker's Allowance: claimants' benefit history

Ad hoc statistical analysis of Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) claimants by time spent on JSA and previous benefit history.


Analysis of JSA benefit history and benefit receipt

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This ad hoc analysis considers 2 different age cohorts – aged 22 to 24 and 32 to 34. It looks at those who made a new Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) claim in the 2010 to 2011 financial year and:

  • how much time they had spent on JSA
  • how many claims they had in the 4 years before their current claim
Published 7 March 2013