Updated Wales indicators

  • In receipt of tax credits:
    • first graph (over time): the introduction of Working and Child Tax Credits means that the number of working households who are in receipt of tax credits is double that of a decade ago.
    • second graph and map (by local authority): every local authority has at least a sixth of its working-age households in receipt of tax credits.
    • third graph (compared to the UK): Wales has a slightly higher proportion of households who are in receipt of tax credits than the average for the whole of the UK.
  • Young adult unemployment:
    • first and second graphs (over time): at 20%, the unemployment rate for 16- to 24-year-olds has been rising since 2004.  It is more than three times the rate for older workers.
    • third graph (compared to the UK): the unemployment rate for 16- to 24-year-olds in Wales is similar to the UK average.
  • Wanting paid work:
    • first graph (over time): the number of people who lack, but want, paid work has been rising since 2005, not just during the current recession.
    • second graph (by age and sex): for women of all ages, and for older men, those who are economically inactive but wanting paid work substantially outnumber the officially unemployed.
    • third graph (by reason): more than half of those who lack, but want, paid work are not officially unemployed.
    • fifth graph (compared to the UK): the proportion of the working-age population who lack, but want, paid work is somewhat higher in Wales than in most other parts of the UK.
  • Work and disability:
    • first graph (over time): 30% of those with a work-limiting disability are working. A further 20% lack, but want, paid work.
    • second graph (compared to the UK): the proportion of people who are both work-limiting disabled and lack, but want, paid work is higher in Wales than in most of the rest of the UK.
    • third graph (shares): among those who are aged 25 to retirement and not working, around half are disabled.
  • Insecure at work:
    • first and second graphs (job insecurity over time): half of the men, and a third of the women, making a new claim for Jobseeker’s Allowance were last claiming less than six months previously.