There was a small fall in the number of Lone Parents on JSA in December, the last month we have figures for.
0f the 84,515 thousand Lone Parents on JSA, the majority, over 60,000, have children at primary school. 74,500 are aged between 25 and 50. Men make up 10.5% of the cohort.
London has the highest number of Lone Parents on JSA, followed by the North West and then the West Midlands. The South West has the fewest.