Briefings and Blog

Need help? How to use this site >

Job Seekers Allowance Analysis - June 2012

The number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in Devon has fallen for the third consecutive month and the claimant count is the lowest it has been since last November. The latest fall in the number of people claiming JSA was expected and reflects the usual trend seen at this time of year linked to the seasonal nature of Devon’s economy.
In May there were 9,767 people claiming JSA which represents 2.1% of the working age population. This has fallen from last month where the rate of the working age population (16-64) claiming this out of work benefit stood at 2.2%.