In Hackney, between July 2015 and June 2016, 11,400 residents of working age were unemployed – an unemployment rate of 8%. 3 A further 57,000 (29% of working age residents) were economically inactive (see Introduction section for definitions).  Just over a third (36%) of economically inactive residents were students, more than one fifth (22%) were looking after the family/home and just under a quarter (24%) were long-term sick.

Welfare reform is having, and is expected to continue to have, a significant impact in Hackney in particular, in the context of relatively high levels of deprivation with large numbers of residents affected by out of work and in work poverty. 4  In 2015, 81 per 1,000 working age residents in Hackney were claiming out-of-work benefits and 21 per 1,000 residents in the City of London. B For further detail, see ‘Living standardssection of this JSNA chapter.

 

Notes

  1. Out-of-work benefits include JSA, Incapacity Benefit/Employment Support Allowance and Income Support.
  2. Out-of-work benefits include JSA, Incapacity Benefit/Employment Support Allowance and Income Support.

References

  1. NOMIS. [Online]. Available: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20160105160709/http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/classifications/current-standard-classifications/soc2010/soc2010-volume-3-ns-sec–rebased-on-soc2010–user-manual/index.html
  2. Institute for Fiscal Studies, “The Impact of Proposed Tax, Benefit and Minimum Wage Reforms on Household Incomes and Work Incentives,” Institute for Fiscal Studies, 2015
  3. NOMIS. [Online]. Available: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20160105160709/http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/classifications/current-standard-classifications/soc2010/soc2010-volume-3-ns-sec–rebased-on-soc2010–user-manual/index.html
  4. Institute for Fiscal Studies, “The Impact of Proposed Tax, Benefit and Minimum Wage Reforms on Household Incomes and Work Incentives,” Institute for Fiscal Studies, 2015