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JSA sanction rate by ethnicity and age

Key points

  • Black people had the highest sanction rate of any ethnic group.
  • The gaps between ethnic groups are relatively small compared with differences by age.
  • For all ethnic groups the sanction rate for 18 to 24-year-olds was about double the rate for claimants of other ages.

JSA sanction rate by ethnicity and age

What does the graph show?

Black people had the highest sanction rate of any ethnic group. In a typical month in 2014 8.9% of Black Caribbean 18 to 24-year-olds claiming JSA were sanctioned. The rate was 7.8% for Black African claimants and 7.9% for Other Black claimants. In total 4,400 Black 18 to 24-year-olds in London were sanctioned in 2014. But the gaps between ethnic groups are relatively small compared with differences by age. Among 18 to 24-year-olds the gap between the sanction rate for Black Caribbean claimants and Other White claimants is only 2.2 percentage points. But for all ethnic groups the sanction rate for 18 to 24-year-olds was about double the rate for claimants of other ages.

Data used

Stat-Xplore, DWP

Indicator last updated: 19 October 2015