Unemployment in the UK at the end of 2009 was more than 450,000 lower than had been predicted at the time of the 2009 Budget.
The available information is in the following table.
|Number of claimants of jobseeker's allowance (JSA), incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance (IB/SDA) and income support (IS) in North West Cambridgeshire, as at August in each of the last 10 years|
|As at August each year||JSA||IB/SDA||IS|
| Notes: |
1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
2. Benefits are arranged hierarchically and claimants are assigned to the topmost benefit which they receive.
3. JSA: Claimant of jobseeker's allowance.
4. IB/SDA: Claimant of either incapacity benefit or severe disablement allowance.
5. Income Support: Claimants include lone parents and those not included in the IB/SDA figure.
6. Most existing minimum income guarantee cases (1.8 million) were migrated to pension credit when it was introduced in October 2003. Some residual cases remain.
7. This data does not include claimants of employment and support allowance introduced from October 2008.
DWP Information Directorate: Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.