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People Claiming Worklessness Benefits
The number of people claiming workless benefits in Scotland was approximately 469,000 in August 2012, a reduction of approximately 14,700 since the same period in 2011.
In Glasgow there were 85,000 people claiming workless benefits, down from 87,900 in 2011. Glasgow accounts for 18% of all workless benefit claimants in Scotland. This is down from around 90,100 people claiming workless benefits in Glasgow in May 2010. North Lanarkshire is the Local Authority area with the second largest number of claimants at 37,400, down from 38,600 in 2011.
Thirty of the thirty-two Local Authority areas in Scotland saw a decrease in people claiming workless benefits between August 2011 and August 2012.
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Source: Department for Work and Pensions