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Job Seekers Allowance Analysis - May 2012

The number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in Devon has fallen for the second consecutive month. In April there were 10,158 people claiming JSA which represents 2.2% 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 2.4%. Between March and April the number of people claiming JSA fell by 7.7% (851claimants). This direction of travel follows the UK trend however Devon’s fall in unemployment has occurred at over double the rate of the national average.