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Job Seekers Allowance Analysis - February 2011

For the Fourth consecutive month the number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in Devon,
has risen from 8,878 in December to 9,659 in January (781 claimants). This sees the rate of the working age population who are claiming JSA increase from 1.9% in December to 2.1% in January. This follows the trend seen nationally. On a more positive note, the JSA claimant count rate in Devon has remained below the UK and South West average, as well as neighbouring areas for the last year.