To view up to date labour market information on Bath and North East Somerset please visit the ONS local profile on NOMIS.

Key Facts

  • Historically, B&NES has a lower percentage of the working age population claiming main out-of-work benefits than the South West Region and nationally.
  • The largest cohort of JSA claimants are aged 25-49, with more males than females claiming.
  • ~50% of Employment Support Allowance (ESA) claimants are claiming for mental health issues