Unemployment is a key measure of deprivation and hardship and this often has an adverse effect on marketing response and credit worthiness. The TRAC datasets provide an up to date set of measures based upon published monthly counts of unemployment claimants. to enable you to identify areas with high or low rates and more importantly to identify areas where the change in claimant rates is high or low. The most detailed geographic level for which these counts are available are lower level super output areas in England & Wales, and datazones in Scotland. The counts were standardized to give unemployment per thousand properties paying council tax for all areas in the country. The rates were then linked to postcodes to provide a unique and current picture of claimant rates that is easy to use, and to append to other databases through a simple postcode match..
The information is held in two datasets:
1.) Rates of unemployment for October 2021 broken out by age and gender.
2. Rates of unemployment on a monthly basis from January 2013 to October 2021.