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Estimates of the number of people who are unemployed for sub-regional geographies in the UK are compiled by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). This is done using the Annual Population Survey (APS), a large household survey of people in the UK.
Estimates are based on a sample of cases and therefore subject to sampling uncertainty. The latest available data covers the period January – December 2019. The ONS’s central estimate is that the unemployment rate for those aged 16 or over in Slough constituency is 4.0% (with the true rate lying somewhere between 2.5% - 5.5%).
The next update is scheduled for 16 July 2020 when data for the April 2019 - March 2020 survey period will be released on the NOMIS website.
The DWP publishes, via its Stat Xplore website, official statistics on the number of people claiming unemployment-related benefits by parliamentary constituency area (the ‘Alternative Claimant Count’), which are more timely.
In February 2020, there were 3,216 people claiming unemployment-related benefits in Slough. This equates to 3.5% of the working age population.
Updated Alternative Claimant Count figures up to May 2020 will be published at 9:30am on Thursday 16th July.