Data shows unemployment figures across every area of Nottingham

New figures have been released showing unemployment statistics across every area of Nottingham.

The data, released by Nottingham Insight, which is operated by Nottingham City Council, breaks down the wards with the highest and lowest unemployment percentage.

Aspley is the ward with the city’s highest unemployment rate, currently standing at 12.6% of its population. There were 1,428 people currently out of work as of November 2020.

By comparison, Lenton and Wollaton West has the lowest percentage of people without employment – 587 people making up just 2.8% of those living in the area.

The data shows the city has a higher unemployment rate than the national average, currently standing at 8.1% of the population. This is mostly made up of people aged 25-49 years old.

Unsurprisingly, the number of people currently unemployed has risen in every area of Nottingham compared to this time last year – likely due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

A report published by the city council states: “A larger fall in unemployment is normally expected at this time of year as firms traditionally recruit temporary staff for the Christmas period.

“This is likely to have been limited by the pandemic.

“This year, unemployment was expected to increase as the government’s furlough schemes begin to wind down.”

Areas in Nottingham ranked in terms of unemployment:

20. Lenton and Wollaton East – 587 people (2.8% of population)

19. Castle – 336 people (3.3% of population)

18. Clifton West – 327 people (4.3% of population)

17. Wollaton West – 380 people (4.4% of population)

16. Radford – 818 people (5.4% of population)

15. Bulwell Forest – 612 people (7.6% of population)

14. Meadows – 714 people (7.6% of population)

13. St Ann’s – 1,421 people (8.2% of population)

12. Mapperley – 957 people (8.4% of population)

11. Basford – 928 people (8.5% of population)

10. Sherwood – 915 people (8.6% of population)

9. Bilborough – 936 people (8.9% of population)

8. Clifton East – 941 people (9.3% of population)

7. Hyson Green and Arboretum – 1,903 people (9.4% of population)

6. Leen Valley – 475 people (10.4% of population)

5. Bestwood – 1,196 people (11.2% of population)

4. Dales – 1,261 people (11.3% of population)

3. Berridge – 1,360 people (11.6% of population)

2. Bulwell – 1,237 people (12.3% of population)

1. Aspley – 1,428 people (12.6% of population)


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