Blaenau Gwent and Merthyr Tydfil are among older industrial areas in the UK with the most out-of-work benefits claimants
% out-of-work benefits claimants, ages 16-64
number
%
5
10
15
20
Middlesbrough 21.2
Knowsley 20.8
Blaenau Gwent 20.2
West Dunbartonshire 19.6
Hull 19.5
North Ayrshire 19.2
Merthyr Tydfil 19
Burnley 18.8
Hartlepool 18.5
Inverclyde 18.3