Job Seekers Allowance Claimant Count Duration - 12 Months+

The rising levels of people that are unemployed for over twelve months raises concern that structural issues may be beginning to emerge within the economy. Structural unemployment occurs where there is a mismatch between business requirement and the skills and expectations of the unemployed people. This can be compounded as the long term unemployed become increasingly isolated from the job market.

Source: ONS Nomis

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  Q4 2012 Q1 2013 Q2 2013 Q3 2013
Devon 22.3 20.9 23.1 24.2
Plymouth 27.6 26.2 27.2 28.2
Torbay 30.0 27.6 30.0 31.9
Somerset 20.0 18.6 19.7 20.3
UK 27.8 27.1 28.7 30.2
East Devon 19.0 16.9 19.8 21.8
Exeter 25.5 23.9 24.7 25.4
Mid Devon 25.9 25.6 26.0 26.5
North Devon 18.9 17.4 22.4 26.5
South Hams 17.6 17.5 19.4 19.0
Teignbridge 20.4 18.7 20.0 20.4
Torridge 25.1 23.6 26.6 29.4
West Devon 25.8 24.9 26.5 22.2