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Workless Households for Regions across the UK, 2012

In January to December 2012:

  • Glasgow and Liverpool were in the top five workless areas for the ninth consecutive year since records began.
  • 30.2% of households in Glasgow and 28.7% of households in Liverpool were workless.
  • The highest percentage of workless households in Wales was in the Central Valleys where 26.2% of households were workless.
  • Sickness, both long-term and temporary, was the main reason given for not working by people aged 16-64 years living in workless households across all the regions of England and countries of the UK.

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