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Job Seekers Allowance Analysis - January 2011

For the third consecutive month the number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in Devon, has risen from 8,660 in November to 8,878 in December. However the rate of increase has slowed to just 2.5% approximately half of the 5.4% increase seen in November. This sees the rate of the working age population who are claiming JSA remain the same at 1.9% in December.