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City Scorecard September 2022

Key updates since the last scorecard include:


Employment

In Employment • Over the period April 2021 to March 2022, the typical number of Hull residents in employment was 122,800; equivalent to an employment rate of 70.5%.
• This is a fall in employment of 900 people compared to the previous reporting quarter, when the local employment rate was 71.0%.
• Over the same period the national employment rate rose from 75.1% to 75.4%.
• The level of employment in Hull is currently the lowest on record since June 2018.
Unemployment • Over the period April 2021 to March 2022, the typical number of Hull residents in unemployment was 6,600; equivalent to an unemployment rate of 5.1%.
• This is a rise in unemployment of 300 people compared to the previous reporting quarter, when the local employment rate was 4.9%.
• Over the same period the national unemployment rate fell from 4.5% to 4.2%.
• However, the level of unemployment in Hull remains at one of the lowest levels on record.
Economic Inactivity • Over the period April 2021 to March 2022, the typical number of Hull residents in economic inactivity was 41,900; equivalent to an economic inactivity rate of 24.9%.
• This is a rise in economic inactivity of 500 people compared to the previous reporting quarter, when the local employment rate was 24.5%.
• Over the same period the national economic inactivity rate remained static at 21.2%.
• The level of economic inactivity in Hull is currently the highest on record since June 2018.
Claimant Count • Between June and July 2022, the total number of unemployment benefit claimants in Hull increased by 95 claimants from 10,220 to 10,315.
• As a result, the unemployment benefit claimant rate in Hull increased slightly from 6.1% to 6.2%.
• Over the same period the national rate remained static at 3.8%.
• Whilst this remains one of the lowest numbers and rates of unemployment benefit claimants in Hull since the start of the COVID pandemic; it is the first notable increase in unemployment benefit claimants since the start of 2021.
• Compared to July 2021 there are currently 3,855 less (-27.2%) unemployment claimants in Hull and the unemployment claimant rate has fallen from 8.5% to 6.2%.
• However, compared to March 2020, and the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there remains 440 more (+4.5%) unemployment claimants in Hull and the unemployment claimant rate has risen from 5.9% to 6.2%.


Health

ESA Claimants • In February 2022 there were a total of 10,950 residents of Hull claiming Employment Support Allowance (ESA) benefit.
• This is equivalent to an ESA claimant rate of 6.5% nationally.
• Compared to the previous quarter, the number of ESA claimants in Hull has fallen by 233; and the claimant rate has fallen from 6.7%.
• Over the same period the national claimant rate has remained static at 4.0%.


Crime

• Humberside Police are currently implementing a new crime recording system so are unable to provide crime, outcome or stop and search data.
• Data will be provided, and the scorecard will be updated, when this work is complete.
• Note that this affects both the monthly count / rate and the 12 month rolling count / rate crime and ASB figures on the data observatory for May and June 2022.


Housing

House Sales • There were a total of 215 house sales in Hull in April 2022.
• Total house sales for the last 12 month period are now 3,474.
• This is 309 (9.8%) more house sales than during the same 12 month period of the previous year.
• Over the same period national house sales have fallen by 7.4%.
Average House Prices • The average house price in Hull in June 2022 was £134,516.
• This is £11,802 (9.6%) more than May of the previous year.
• Over the same period national house prices rose by 7.3%.
• The average house price in Hull is £170,351 (55.9%) lower than the national average.