Unemployment Annual Population Survey

Unemployment is measured in two ways, firstly by the claimant count and secondly by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) which asks people whether they are out of work and actively seeking work. The LFS measure of unemployment tends to be higher then the claimant count figure as not all people who are unemployed are entitled to or chose not to claim out of work benefits, so provides a more realistic view of total unemployment within an economy. There are different types of unemployment. 

Source: ONS Annual Population Survey - Resident Based - October 2012 - September 2013

In the table below '!' is where the estimate and confidence interval is not available, this is displayed as '0' within the chart and on the Instant Atlas map.

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  Q3 11-12 Q4 11-12 Q1 12-13 Q2 12-13
Devon 4.2 3.9 3.5 4.5
Plymouth 11 11.1 10.4 11.9
Torbay 7.6 7.1 6.6 7
Somerset 4.2 4.3 4.2 5.6
UK 8 8 8 7.9
East Devon ! ! ! 2.7
Exeter 2.7 4.2 3.6 4.9
Mid Devon 7.6 ! ! !
North Devon ! 2.6 3.1 6.6
South Hams 5.5 5.3 6.0 6.2
Teignbridge 5.4 4.3 3.0 4.0
Torridge 6.6 5.1 4.1 !
West Devon 6.6 8.1 8.5 7.2