2,925 on out-of-work benefits in Bucks at end of August


3:15pm 13th September 2017

2,925 people were on out-of-work benefits in Buckinghamshire at the end of August.

The new stats have been released today - it shows the figure has pretty much remained static over the last three months.

So far this year in Bucks:

  • Jan 2017 - 2,815 
  • Feb 2017 - 2,920 
  • Mar 2017 - 2,990 
  • Apr 2017 - 2,970 
  • May 2017 - 3,015 
  • Jun 2017 - 2,985 
  • Jul 2017 - 2,950 
  • Aug 2017 - 2,925

John Wood from the Department for Work and Pensions said:

"We've generally got a pretty buoyant market in Buckinghamshire and a lot of home counties. What we tend to find is that things have slowed down recently, sometimes due to the economy, but also due to the fact that we have a number of harder to help people in the area."

"We're doing a lot of work to support people who might be harder to help; those who may have mental health issues or disabilities. We're working through Universal Credit and some of the work we're doing with Employment and Support Allowance to try to move people towards the labour market."

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