A total of 1,502 Isle of Wight residents were claiming JSA during August, a drop of 1,218 claimants year-on-year. It reveals a drop of 122 claimants from 1,624 in July 2014.
The number of claimants is expected to rise again over the next two months with the Summer period drawing to a close resulting in seasonal jobs ending.
A total of 1.9% of the Island’s resident population aged between 16-64 are claiming JSA.
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