The House of Commons published a research paper on 15 August 2007 showing the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance recorded as resident in each constituency in the United Kingdom in July 2007, together with comparisons with the levels in July 2006 and July 1997. This paper also presents residence based unemployment rates for all 646 constituencies in the United Kingdom.
So I read through it and extracted the data (not seasonally adjusted) for the constituencies of Hackney North & Stoke Newington, Hackney South & Shoreditch, Islington North, Islington South & Finsbury, Hornsey & Wood Green and Tottenham. I know the group is larger than N4 area only but it’s worth having for comparison. Finsbury Park wards are inside HN & SN, IN, H&WG and T.
July 2007 claimants
Change in Unemployed Claimants July 1997-2007 and July 2006-2007
Of all the relevant four, Tottenham is not looking good in both. In the unemployment UK ranking table is quite high. In the second table is showing the worst progress of the four but average compared to overall UK.
HN&SN and IS&F progressed quite well in the last 10 years. I wasn’t here in 1997 but from what I’ve been told Islington and Stoke Newington changed completely. Something you can read from the numbers.