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Lone Parents on JSA latest – up 50% on last year. Over 30,000 due on Work Programme

Lone Parents on JSA latest – up 50% on last year. Over 30,000 due on Work Programme

We now have the November 2011 figures for Lone Parents on JSA*

  • Lone parents on JSA  up 50% on November 2010 at  121,450
  • Lone parents account for 8% of all JSA claimants.

Between November 2010 and November 2011 the number of JSA claimants went up by 140,000, and 40,000 ( 30% ) of these were lone parents

Lone parents on JSA Broken down by youngest child 

Youngest child aged 0-4            6,395                5%

Youngest child aged 5-6            2,000              2%

Youngest child aged 7-9            50,680           41%

Youngest child aged 10-11         24,980          21%

Youngest child aged 12-15         37,400          31%


The number of women unemployed reaching a 23-year high of 1.128million.

Unemployed for more than a year – and so on the work programme.

The Daily Mirror reported that more than a quarter of women – 301,000 –  have been unemployed for more than a year. If these figures carry through for Lone Parents then around 30,000 are likely to be on the work programme.

* Figures from the Office for National Statistics. http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/index.html

Liz Sewell
Programme Director
Take Three Days

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