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Job Seekers Allowance Analysis - July 2011

Since 2007 Devon County Council has monitored the number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) on a monthly basis to provide a barometer of business activity and current labour market conditions. As national policies surrounding changes to welfare benefits filter through, it is debatable whether JSA will continue to provide a good measure as to what is happening in the labour market. This month’s analysis examines this further as well as provides details on the latest JSA figures in Devon for June.