Rate : Claimant Count Unemployment

Rates are used to define comparative statistics that can be mapped and graphed. For example, our occupational information includes counts of the number of workers in employment and out of employment, as well as the total number of workers. We then define a measure called the 'Unemployment Rate', which uses the number out of work rather than the number in work, and expresses it as a percentage of the total, rather than a rate per thousand. The descriptive text in the system is defined mainly for rates.

Identifier:
R_CLAIMANT_COUNT
Name:
Claimant Count Unemployment
Type:
Rate (R)
Definition:
INSURED_UNEM:unem * 100.0 / INSURED_UNEM_TOT:total
Display as:
Continuous time series
Text:
In 20th century Britain, unemployment was measured mainly through the National Insurance system which provided regular statistics on numbers claiming unemployment benefit. In the inter-war period, many workers were not covered by the system, so it mainly tells us about the male working class.

Rate " Claimant Count Unemployment " is contained within:


Themes, which organise the database into broad topics:

Entity ID Entity Name
T_WK Work and Poverty



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