Covid count and increases in claims on unemployment benefit
The size of the dots in the above map shows the percentage points increase in people claiming Universal Credit in neighbourhoods in Great Britain between August 2019 and August 2020. The colour of the dots shows the deprivation of the neighbourhoods (deciles within each nation). This shows that more deprived areas have seen a greater increase in benefit claimants.
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