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Workless households for regions across the UK, 2014

Main points 

  • In 2014, the areas with the highest percentage of workless households tended to be located outside of the south of England.
  • However, not all locations outside of the south of England had high percentages of workless households; 7 of the 40 areas with the lowest in 2014 were in Scotland, the Midlands and the north of England.
  • In 2014, Liverpool had the highest percentage of workless households (30.3%) and was one of 8 counties and unitary authorities in Great Britain where more than a quarter of households were workless.
  • West Berkshire had the lowest percentage of workless households in 2014 (6.7%), one of 15 counties and unitary authority areas where fewer than a tenth of households were workless.
  • In recent years, there have been falls in the percentage of workless households in most areas of Great Britain. Over four-fifths of counties and unitary authority areas saw a decrease between 2009, just after the economic downturn, and 2014.
  • In more than three-quarters of counties and unitary authorities in Great Britain, the percentage of children in workless households was lower in 2014 than it was in 2009.

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