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How many people claim unemployment benefits in your area?

CARDIFF Research Centre has published a report into the Cardiff Economy and Labour Market, which has revealed some damning findings about the state of employment in the Welsh Capital.

Cardiff remains over the national average for benefit claimants, despite the figures falling to 21.7 per cent from 8,550 in December 2013, to 6,698 in December 2014.

Some of the lower electoral wards unemployment benefits claimants can be found in St Fagans 0.8 per cent Lisvane, 0.8 per cent, Radyr 0.7 per cent and Rhibwna 1 per cent.

In December 2014 the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance was 861,600, representing a decrease of 376,900 over the year and the lowest figure since June 2008.

Adamsdown, Ely, Caerau, Riverside and Splott had the highest number of unemployment claimants.


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