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Jobseekers Allowance Analysis - December 2010

For the second consecutive month the number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in Devon, has risen from 8,215 in October to 8,660 in November representing a 5.4% increase (445 claimants). This is substantially higher than the 0.3% increase last month which equated to an increase of just 27 claimants. This sees the rate of the working age population who are claiming JSA increasing from 1.8 in October to 1.9% in November.