Labour Market

Claimant Unemployment in Tyne and Wear

A comprehensive picture of recorded claimant unemployment in Tyne and Wear including trends since 1979, the effects of changes to the official unemployment count, and the costs of unemployment.  Maps, graphs and tables illustrate the spatial distribution of unemployment with unemployment indicators for each of the five districts and 113 electoral wards in Tyne and Wear.

Claimant Unemployment in Tyne and Wear Annual Report (2001) PDF

Claimant Unemployment in Tyne and Wear, Monthly Reports

Commuting Patterns 2001

A series of maps and accompanying commentary which analyses the commuting patterns into the largest centres of employment in Tyne & Wear.

The series covers the Census LSOAs (Lower Super Output Areas) with over 5,000 employees in 2001. The maps were produced using ONS’ Commuter View software, released in April 2008. Accompanying employment figures were also taken from Census 2001 data to ensure comparability.

The first document covers commuting inflows into the thirteen LSOAs with over 5,000 employees employed at the workplaces located in them. This includes a total of 138,300 people, around 29% of the total employed in Tyne & Wear in 2001.

Commuting (inflows) to major centres of employment within Tyne and Wear

Destinations of Leavers from the Unemployment Count

Information on the destinations of leavers from the claimant count for the period 12th January 2001 to 10th January 2002. The report concentrates on Tyne and Wear and its constituent districts. Comparisons are made with the North East and UK. A table of destinations by Tyne and Wear parliamentary constituencies is included.

Economic Trends

A ten-year review.  A detailed analysis of trends in about twenty economic indicators on the local economy.  Relative to the UK, up to 1993 it shows out-performance on the business indicators but under-performance on employment, earnings etc.

Economic Trends (1998) in PDF format * (180 kb)

Employment Change in Tyne and Wear

An analysis of the results of the Annual Business Inquiry (ABI). It reports on changes in the number of employees at Tyne and Wear workplaces, with district and GB comparisons. Data is provided by industrial section and 2 digit SIC. Changes in men's and women's employment and full/part-time employment are also presented.

Employment Change 2003 to 2007, in Tyne and Wear and the City Region (274 kb)

Employment Change 1998 to 2003, in  Tyne and Wear in PDF format * (235 kb)

Employment Change 1991 to 1998, in  Tyne and Wear in PDF format * (230 kb)

Employment Deprivation in Tyne and Wear

This volume provides an indication of 'hidden unemployment' in Tyne and Wear.  It reports on the pattern of 'joblessness' as measured by the Employment Domain of the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2000 (IMD2000), published by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR).

Employment Deprivation in Tyne and Wear 1999 Volume 2 in PDF format * (282 kb)

Report of the Annual Business Inquiry with tables for each District's employees in employment by industry (SIC section). Tyne and Wear employment for all 58 industry divisions. Includes comparisons with Annual Employment Survey 1997, but these figures are very affected by the change and employment rates from the Labour  Force Survey.

Employment in Tyne and Wear 1998 in PDF format * (110 kb)

Employment Projections for Tyne and Wear

Employment projections have been produced for Tyne and Wear to 2016 for total employees in 25 industry divisions. These projections take account of data from the Annual Business Inquiry and the latest available national projections from the Institute of Employment Research at the University of Warwick.

Employment Projections for Tyne and Wear to 2016 in PDF format * (122 kb)

Labour Force Estimates

Estimates of the resident labour force of Tyne and Wear and its constituent districts and wards and economic activity rates by district. (TWRI’s estimates of resident labour force by ward are used as its denominators for estimating claimant unemployment rates for Districts and Wards). 

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Tyne and Wear Labour Force Estimates 2000 in PDF format * (30 kb)

Document - LE 01/1  Tyne and Wear Labour Force Estimates 1999 in PDF format * (33 kb)

Labour Market Reports

Discontinued This report has been superceded by State of the Tyne & Wear Labour Market Report Winter 2009/10 (SOLMR) [from Winter 2009/10]. See link below

Labour Market Reports, Quarterly from Summer 2009. These present (with itemised listing of job gains and losses);   local TW data on firms’ employment expectations (services and manufacturing now separately),  the reported job changes in a long (18 year, cycle) time series,claimant unemployment by District with annual changes, a colour TW map of current wards showing changes in estimated claimant unemployment rates,   consensus growth and claimant unemployment forecasts, vacancies, also by District (subject to caveat), change by industry sector (subject to caveat, and down to NE).   

MSOA Claimant Count in Tyne and Wear

Overview of claimant unemployment rates for Tyne and Wear,its constituent districts and current Middle Super Output Areas (MSOAs), calculated by TWRI. The estimated claimant count rates were produced by TWRI using the ONS Claimant Count and TWRI's estimates of the Economically Active Population. Please contact TWRI for further details on the dataset, or the methodology used in its production.

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New Deal in Tyne and Wear

Four tables are presented. Tables 1 and 2 cover participants in the New Deal for Young People. Tables 3 and 4 cover the Long-Term Unemployed aged 25+ in Great Britain. The New Deal for Young People is aimed at those aged 18-24 who have been claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) for at least 6 months.

Until April 2001, the ND25+ was aimed at those claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) for at least 2 years. From April 2001, an enhanced programme for those claiming JSA for 18 months or more was introduced.

Note: The unemployment claimant count includes the people who are in the New Deal "Gateway". Once People are on an option they are not counted as claimant unemployed.

New Deal in Tyne and Wear Reports

Occupation of Unemployed People

An annual report analysing the sought and usual occupations of  the claimant unemployed.  It gives an estimate of the stock of available unused occupational skills in the economy, allowing  identification of areas of shortage and over-provision. The report concentrates on Tyne and Wear and its constituent districts. Comparisons are made with the North East and UK.

Occupation of Unemployed People 2000 in PDF format * (75 kb)

State of the Tyne and Wear Labour Market Reports