Claimant count for young people


Monthly out of work benefits claimant count for 18-24 year olds

Being young and unemployed can lead to increase in the risk of poverty, deskilling and social exclusion as well as causing loss of motivation and mental health problems. Current rate of claimants in Shropshire is below the regional and national averages. The number of young claimants as at June 2019 has increased to 705. The rate for Shropshire 18 - 24 year olds is now at 3.1% compared to 4.2% in the West Midlands and 3.6% for England

Additional labour market statistics for Shropshire and other authorities can be found at: