Lone parents on JSA – still rising, but more slowly.

There were 118,655 lone parents on JSA in May (latest figures available), Slightly more than the previous month. This is because a 1,500 increase in those whose youngest child is between 7 and 9 was offset by a fall of 1,000 in those whose youngest child is 10 and over.

Click the link below for a new graph showing the 69% increase over the year in total and a more than tripling for those with children under 11.

Lone parents on JSA

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